Wim van Sinderen (NL, b. 1958) began his career in the 1980s as an art journalist and picture editor. From 1992 – 2001 he was curator of the Kunsthal Rotterdam. Van Sinderen is a founding member and senior curator of the Hague Museum of Photography, as well as conservator of the photography collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
The Hague Museum of Photography opened in December 2002 with the successful exhibition Photographers in the Netherlands 1852-2002. Each year the museum aims to present at least four innovative exhibitions focusing both on established names and new talent. The museum works hand in hand with the Special Collections Department of the Leiden University Library, which holds one of the largest and most important collections of historical photographs in Europe.
As a curator Van Sinderen has produced several monographic exhibitions, ranging from historical photographers such as Erwin Blumenfeld, Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Leonard Freed to the contemporary photographic ‘image makers’ Michael Najjar, Loretta Lux, Desiree Dolron, Paolo Ventura, Jasper de Beijer and Erwin Olaf. In 2012 he organised two mid-career retrospectives of the works of Pieter Hugo and Antoine d’Agata.
Wim van Sinderen is an active member of Oracle Photo, an international collaboration of curators of photography.