Conducting Boijmans

A film by Sonia Herman Dolz in cooperation with RTV Rijnmond

Of the many roles that Sjarel Ex has as a museum director there is one of the utmost importance. As a 'link' between past and present, he keeps the documents bequeathed, sold or loaned to the museum over the centuries, and he enriched the museum with new artworks. To reach his goal he sometimes is forced to defie the laws of the market. Sjarel Ex is the thirteenth director of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. This museum was founded in Rotterdam in 1849. Tact, art knowledge, charm and charisma combined with a financial brain are key. Conducting Boijmans is a film with unique moments behind the scenes.

On April 5, 2015 the film was broadcasted on regional television RTV Rijnmond, followed by a broadcast on June 11, 2015 on natinonal television by NTR.