Erik Schilp

Managing partner


Erik Schilp (Sydney, 1967) is an international innovator, connector, and strategist. He specializes in audience engagement, strategy development, and sustainable business solutions. Erik works with clients around the globe, in a variety of sectors, from culture and heritage institutions to nonprofit organizations and commercial businesses.

Erik started his career in London at the consulting firm Strategic Decisions Group. Subsequently, he worked as a producer in the theatre and film industry and founded his marketing and PR agency. From 1999 he developed several restaurants and art spaces in Barcelona. On arrival in the Netherlands in 2004, Erik became director of the Diaghilev Festival (2005), and from 2006 he was director of the Zuiderzee Museum. In 2009 he was appointed director of the National Museum of History of the Netherlands.

Erik co-founded VISSCH+STAM in 2013. As principal, he developed the concept for a public space Museum of Languages in Leiden. He was engaged as a cultural strategy consultant at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. As strategist, he was instrumental in realizing Fashion for Good, a global initiative to transform the apparel industry into a force for good. Most recently, he has been assisting various organizations and businesses in Switzerland, Denmark, Mexico, Indonesia, and the United States.

Erik published The Ten Principles of Museum Entrepreneurship (2015), and with Jasper Visser, he created the strategy method Cards for Culture (2016) and the management framework Quantum Culture (2018). He is a partner at the award-winning design collective Rotganzen.

Erik lives in New York and Amsterdam.

Jasper Visser

Senior partner


Jasper Visser (Sliedrecht, 1982) is an international consultant, facilitator, and social and cultural innovator. He helps organizations (re)connect with their audience, develop strategies for the digital age, and facilitates community and cocreation processes, with a focus on the cultural and heritage sectors and social institutions. 

Jasper has a background in educational design and community-driven development. He started his career as an independent consultant and designer of (educational) programmes and projects for organisations such as the World Bank and the UNDP, as well as NGOs and social initiatives. In 2009 Jasper joined the National Museum of History of the Netherlands as project manager new technologies and media. Recently, Jasper has worked internationally on strategy development and audience engagement projects for a wide range of clients including the European Parliament, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, the National Arts Centre of Canada and Philips.

Jasper developed Cards for Culture (2016) and Quantum Culture (2018) together with Erik Schilp. He codeveloped the Digital Engagement Framework, is a blogger at The Museum of the Future, associated lecturer at the Reinwardt Academy and expert advisor for various projects.

Robin Stam

Design partner


Robin Stam (Spijkenisse, 1981) is a designer and brand specialist. After graduating from the Willem de Kooning Academy he worked for a couple of years with the Vijf890 agency until he started his own studio in 2012. He worked both in the commercial sector, for Nike and supermarket chain C1000, as in the cultural sector, for museums like Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, Zeeuws Museum and Museumplein Limburg.

In 2013, he completed his project Bridges of Europe where he completed the seven fictitious bridges from the Euro banknotes in a suburb of Rotterdam. Robin is also a member of the artist collective Rotganzen. In 2016 Rotganzen designed the Quelle Fête installations for Zara’s fw16.17 campaign and for Italian furniture manufacturer Gufram Rotganzen designed a series of iconic objects for their 2018 collection. In 2019, Rotganzen won a Wallpaper* Design Award. Most recently, Rotganzen has been responsible for the interior design of 72 Courtyard in Bangkok, and has been working on projects with Veuve Clicquot, Ministry of Sound, Potato Head Bali and Sergio Herman.


Our network


VISSCH+STAM Strategic Services works with a network of associates. We can rely on our dedicated project managers, researchers and designers to deliver projects on time and within budget. For each client and each project, we create a specific team with members to match the challenge.