As Head Of Post-War And Contemporary Art In America

The international auction house Bonhams is delighted to announce that Muys Snijders will join the company as the Head of Americas of the Post-War & Contemporary Art Department.

Based in Madison Avenue in New York, Ms Snijders will take up this new position with immediate effect. She will be responsible for leading all Bonhams Post-War & Contemporary Art business in America, furthering Bonhams' relationships with consignors and buyers, and expanding the business into new services and capabilities in this highly competitive area of the art market.

Ms. Snijders joins Bonhams from Christie's, where she worked in a great variety of roles, including most recently as the Managing Director of Christie's Americas. Prior to this role, she worked in the New York Post War & Contemporary Art Department where, as Global Client Strategy Director she oversaw the sourcing and sales management of 45 auctions annually, as well as private sales and ecommerce for Post-War & Contemporary worldwide in her capacity as Business and Private Sales Director.

Ms. Snijders holds an MA in Art History and Classical Archeology from Leiden University in the Netherlands, as well as an MA in Arts Management from Greenwich University and an MA in Art Market Appraisal from Kingston University in the United Kingdom.

Muys is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Leadership Program for China from Harvard Business School, Tsinghua University in Beijing, and CEIBS in Shanghai. She has been involved in the auction business since 1998, and has worked in London and Amsterdam, as well as New York. Muys is multilingual and a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

"With more than 20 years of experience working in the art market globally, Muys is extremely well suited to lead the Post War and Contemporary department and to grow our overall business in the Americas", Matthew Girling, Bonhams' Global CEO said. "Moreover, Muys held key positions in Client Advisory, Estates, Appraisals & Valuations and the Chairman's office which places her uniquely to advise clients on the entire spectrum of our business."

Bonhams Global Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Ralph Taylor said: "This is a key appointment for Bonhams in an area of major importance to the company. Muys is a creative thinker with proven commercial instincts. Her great experience and successful results-driven approach are exactly what we need to expand our business in America."

Muys Snijders commented: "I am delighted to be joining Bonhams and using my knowledge and expertise to strengthen Bonhams Post War & Contemporary sales globally. Together with our excellent specialist team, I am looking forward to deepening our sales offering, to building a year-round curatorial program and to providing a tailored boutique service to our clients. With Epiris' new ownership, I envision tremendous growth for Bonhams in years to come, which makes it a particularly exciting time to join."


Bonhams, founded in 1793, is one of the world's largest and most renowned auctioneers, offering fine art and antiques, motor cars and jewelry. The main salerooms are in London, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong, with auctions also held in Knightsbridge, Edinburgh, Paris, San Francisco and Sydney. With a worldwide network of offices and regional representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams offers advice and valuation services in 60 specialist areas. For a full list of forthcoming auctions, plus details of Bonhams specialist departments, please visit

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