Gonneke Janssen studied Cultural Heritage at the Reinwardt Academy. During and right after her studies, she took care of the information provision, both internally and externally, of the Theatre Institute Nederland (TIN) collection. Since 2013, she is the collection specialist of the theatre collection within the performing arts team of the Allard Pierson. In this capacity, she contributes to education and research, the accessibility of the theatre collection, and the acquisition of new collections. Time and again, Gonneke is impressed by the way (artistic) research can give a whole new perspective on the collection and the many stories attached to it.