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The GUM has a multidisciplinary team of enthusiastic employees. Although they each have their own area of expertise, we don't think in boxes. We cooperate closely with each other, other colleagues within Ghent University and external partners.

Marjan Doom

Director of GUM

Chantal Dugardin

Hortulana of the Botanical Garden

Freddy Mortier

Director of the Academic Heritage & Archives Entity

Business operations & support services

Willem Dedobbeleer

Business operations & exploitation

Hanne Provoost

Volunteering & group bookings coordinator

Bernadette Lagae

Leen Eynikel

Reception staff member

Marleen De Meyer

Reception staff member

Michiel Moors

Technical and logistics employee

Jo Vansteenkiste


Kristel Wautier

Collection policy coordinator

Patrick Monsieur

Conservation & restoration coordinator - Conservator Archeology Collection

Tom Debruyne

Collection photographer

Greet Vaderhaegen

Digitization, data management and collection registration 09 264 49 32


Michaƫl Marien

Marketing, communication & interaction

Evelien Willockx

Alexander Jonckheere

Exhibitions production manager

Annelies Lust

Educational activities

Lyvia Diser

Scientific employee

Academic research & education

Dominick Verschelde

Conservator Zoology Collection - Coordinator research beta & gamma sciencies

Botanical Garden

Paul Goetghebuer

Jan De Langhe

Expert - Identification, control and inventory of dendrological collections +32 9 264 50 73

Ritchy De Kraey

Gardener - Begonias, carnivorous plants, bulbous plants, systematic collection of eudicots, water features +32 9 264 50 74

Olivier Dubois

Gardener - Orangery, arboretum, materials manager +32 9 264 50 79

Herbert Evrard

Gardener - Public greenhouses

Anneke Herman

Gardener - Kalanchoe, Pelargonium, Hoya, Peperomia, 'plants and people' +32 9 264 50 79

Marc Libert

Gardener - Propagation of woody crop plants and perennials, systematic collection of monocots +32 9 264 50 79

Stephan Vandewalle

Gardener - Orchids and succulents, Mediterranean garden +32 9 264 50 74

Gilles Vanstrydocnk

Guy Vanderkinderen

Constantino Laureanti

Jan De Langhe

Expert plant identification

Kay Van Damme

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