People behind Dividi Foundation

Structure & Governance

Governance Board
Gwendolyn Boevé-Jones MA
Gwendolyn is the founder and director of Dividi Foundation. She received her Master’s degree in Art History and her degree for the Conservation of Easel Paintings from the Institute of Fine Arts of the New York University, in 1991. After working at the Van Gogh Museum, the Kröller-Müller Museum and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Gwendolyn founded Studio Redivivus, an internationally renowned conservation studio for conservation and art technological research.
Prof. Dr. Jaap J. Boon
Jaap is a renowned specialist in the scientific examination of art. He supervised several molecular level studies focused on the chemical processes in paintings within the NWO Priority Project MOLART granted in 1995. The success of MOLART (1995-2002) lead to 7 new studies within the framework of the NWO De Mayerne Program (2002-2006). He was awarded the Gilles Holst Medal in 2007 and founded Jaap Enterprise to continue art research for private collectors, scientists, galleries and museums.
mr. Ernst H. Boucher
Ernst is a lawyer who is specialised in corporate and business law. For ten years he managed an ICT company and was also active in the supervision of joint ventures. In his work he gained extensive experience in selling, managing and delivering complex ICT projects in the Netherlands and abroad
Supervisory Board

Per January 21st 2018 the Supervisory Board consists of:

Frederik J. Duparc
In 1975, after studying History of Art at Leiden University, Frits began his career as a curator at the Mauritshuis. He curated ‘As Far as the World Reaches’, an exhibition dedicated to the museum’s namesake. He worked for Robert Noortman Master Paintings before becoming curator at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in 1985. He was appointed its Chief Curator in 1986. He returned to Mauritshuis in 1991, this time as its director, where he remained until 2008.
drs. Marlies Cordia-Roeloffs
Marlies graduated from the University of Amsterdam in 2001 where she studied Communication Science. After years of experience in the marketing and communication field, she changed careers and studied Modern & Contemporary Art at Christie’s Education in London. Marlies is currently curator of the Triton Collection Foundation. Since 2013, Marlies has played a pivotal role in the Verbier Art Summit. She is also a Board Member of the Stedelijk Museum Fund.
Mrs. Renee Drake
Renee Drake is member of a number of committees, namely The International Council for Tate, LOOP Barcelona, The Robben Foundation, Global Patrons Council for Art Basel and the São Paulo Bienal. Together with her husband, they established the EKARD collection of modern and contemporary art, and the EKARD Artist in Residence Programme. As a former teacher she is an advocate of education. She has also been a member of juries for art prizes in The Netherlands and abroad.
Diane Dwyer-Modestini MA
Dianne is Clinical Professor for the Kress Program in Paintings Conservation at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU since 1988. She received an M.A. and Certificate of Advanced Study in Art Conservation from the State University of New York, Oneonta and a Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, from the Fairfield University. She was appointed Assistant Conservator of Paintings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1974 through 1988 when she began to teach at New York University’s Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts. She is a long-term board member of the Roberto Longhi Foundation.
drs. Anita Hopmans
Anita began her career at the RKD- Netherlands Institute for Art History- in 2003, leading the departments of Modern & Contemporary Art and Archives & Press Documentation. She became Head of Collections & Research, then Senior Programme Manager for (Museological) Research in 2017, where she was given a grant to develop the RKD Digital Research programme. Since 2020, Anita has been involved in various external research projects as Senior Curator/Advisor.