Raymond de Jong

After spending 17 years at the Amsterdam Police Corps as a commanding officer, Raymond de Jong Msc. has been working at the Rijksmuseum for the last 8 years. Being successful in transforming the Safety and Security Department to a proactive, efficient and serviceable department he will now aim at the broader Rijksmuseum. He will be doing so as the head of the HR department.

Raymond is married to Janna, is the father of Lucas and enjoys living near the beach where he spends his time keeping up to date as Work- and Organizational Psychologist. 

At NEMO’s European Museum Conference 2022, Raymond de Jong will join the session “Destination innovation” on Tuesday 11 October

Managing the future of work in the museum context

Presentation abstract

For decades, museum movements aimed at the collection have opposed museum movements aimed at society. The settled discussion about the museum definition symbolizes how the institutionalized way of thinking about traditional museums was challenged. Museums are part of society and therefore move along with the social, political and economic dynamics of that society. Ultimately, it is the employees and the mix of their talents that ensure that a museum is flexible, resilient and constantly adapts through innovation. That is, why talent management is the key to sustainable innovation in museums. The same goes for the Rijksmuseum as will be demonstrated.