It is me
Independent Curator and Developer in Art, Craftsmanship, Design & Fashion - Marian Duff.
I have a rich background as an independent fashion and contemporary art curator with a specialty in young (sub)cultures. At the moment I work on various programs and exhibitions for the Amsterdam Museum, Museum Van Loon, MAFB and the Open Space Contemporary Art Museum (OSCAM). I am also member of the Supervisory Board of Museum Bags and Purses.
Born in tropical Suriname, with roots in French Guiana, I grew up in Haarlem (Schalkwijk) and am now residing in Amsterdam. I move effortlessly between artists, institutions and the public. Curating is more than putting together enticing selections of objects; I am also a guardian of cultural heritage.
It’s my role to come in, make sense of it all, and present a picture of where fashion and art will head next. I act as a steward, activate ideas, draw connections, bring attention to lesser-known artists and overlooked regions, and highlight topics that warrant deeper conversation.
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I act as a steward, activate ideas, draw connections, bring attention to lesser-known artists and overlooked regions, and highlight topics that warrant deeper conversation.
Marian is one of those exceptional people that you meet only very rarely. Combining a clear vision with a true sense for listening to the other, Marian is a remarkable cultural manager, curator and leader. She sets trends, making others follow her path naturally.
Marian is a natural born leader! And Alway's a pleasure to work with."