lectures and presentations

Marko Kassenaar gives speeches for the corporate sector, in which he accentuates the relationship between art history and the world of business. His clients are, amongst others, ABN-AMRO, Diligent, McKinsey, PB Projects, Intertrust and various cultural institutions.

April 2018, he was the keynote speaker at the opening of the exhibition ‘On Prescription’ on 500 years of medical science in Museum Boerhaave, Leiden. This speech was commissioned by MERCK, the sponsor of the exhibition.
Furthermore, very popular are his speeches in which a specific company’s history or one person's life story is shown in a tailor-made presentation.

Naar Rondleidingen pagina


Marko is a born narrator, he lets the art works speak!
Wim Pijbes, General Director Rijksmuseum 2008-2016

A master of his craft! Marko has the rare quality of having enormous knowledge about his chosen subject and the skills to share this with others with unashamed enthusiasm.
He leaves his guests with the feeling of having really learned something, but also having thoroughly enjoyed the process.
Dominic Seldis, TV presenter, solo double bass player Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

His encyclopaedic knowledge is only matched by his humour and delightful irreverence
David Allen, bestselling author of "Getting Things Done, the art of stress-free productivity"

Fascinating and dynamic speaker, brilliant presentation
Keir Woods, Managing Director Merck Netherlands

Informative, interactive and inspiring. With a tongue-in-cheek attitude,
Marko created a very memorable and enjoyable evening

Anne Bocock, Managing Director PB Projects

Stand-up comedy with gravitas and historic depth. Well-prepared speech,
giving a boost to the mutual understanding and relationship between employees
Olaf Hakenkruger, managing partner Open Now

Entertaining and extraordinary...incredible general knowledge...Marko knows how to surprise an audience...
.. enjoyable co-operation

Sanne Verra, D&B Eventmarketing


During the 2017-2018 season, Marko Kassenaar acted as introduction speaker and host at the ´Sunday Afternoon Concerts´, a co-operation between the Rijksmuseum and the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Young und upcoming students of this renowned music institution create a musical program around a work, chosen from the Rijksmuseum collection. Marko Kassenaar talks about both the chosen art work and the musical contents of the program.

The last concert of this series took place in February, 2018.
For more information about the upcoming season, please visit the website of the Rijksmuseum.



For his speeches, Marko Kassenaar co-operates with the following event organisation companies and marketing bureaus: Bureau Open Now, PB Projects, Salesforce, D&B Eventmarketing and Eventive.

Naar Rondleidingen pagina Naar Rondleidingen pagina Naar Rondleidingen pagina Naar Rondleidingen pagina Naar Rondleidingen pagina