Mission and vision

What do we stand for and aim for?


Het Noordbrabants Museum presents art, culture and history of North Brabant to everyone. The museum is pre-eminently the place where valuable knowledge and movable cultural heritage of Brabant is preserved and exhibited. It contributes to the cultural life of the Netherlands with a diversity of special exhibitions with an (inter)national appeal.


Education, artistic quality and emotion are the main principles of the presentations and activities; with these the museum wants to entertain, bring together and excite its visitors. By means of human stories, the museum brings the themes in the exhibition closer to us, so that they can be a source of inspiration for the visitor.

Our core values can be captured in the concepts of Brabant hospitality, versatility, quality and inspiration. These concepts underlie our actions as an organization and as individual employees.

— Charles de Mooij, director Het Noordbrabants Museum


The objective of Stichting Noordbrabants Museum is expressed in the Articles of 17 October 2018: 'The purpose of the foundation is to promote understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the art, history and culture of the province of North Brabant and the city of 's-Hertogenbosch and, where applicable, the Southern Netherlands. It endeavours to fulfil this purpose by: maintaining a representative museum collection; running activities that are conducive to the purpose (exhibitions, publications and such like); cooperating with institutions and legal entities that have a similar focus.' (art. 2)


Het Noordbrabants Museum is a Public Benefit Organization (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling, ANBI). Therefore, gifts are tax-deductible. Since 1980, the museum has been an independent foundation which has a long-term subsidy relationship with the province of North Brabant and the municipality of 's-Hertogenbosch. Stichting Noordbrabants Museum has been run according to the supervisory board model since 1999, with a director who is also a board member.


The remuneration of the board member/director satisfies the guidelines of the Act standardizing the pay of top-level managers in the public and semi-public sector (Wet normering bezoldiging topfunctionarissen publieke en semipublieke sector, WNT). The members of the Supervisory Board do not receive any remuneration or fees. Employees' employment conditions are in line with the collective bargaining agreement for Museums, except for the provisions of Article 18 (pension scheme).


Stichting Noordbrabants Museum | RSIN 8204767 Het Noordbrabants Museum | Postbus 1004 | 5200 BA 's-Hertogenbosch | E info@hnbm.nl T +31 (0)73-6877 877 | Ch. of Comm. number: 41081643 | Bank account: NL22RABO0162544014

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