Melanie Imming

I’m a consultant with a firm basis in project management.
I know a thing or two about Open Science and Digital Cultural Heritage.
I am experienced in concept development and engaging stakeholders.
I would love to work with you.

With years of experience helping leading cultural and academic organisations develop their strategy, I’m known for my hands on mentality and experience in managing risks and sustainability planning.

I’m involved in different expert networks; next to chairing the OPERAS Scientific Committee, these include the Europeana Members Council, Knowledge Exchange, the RDA, the Netherlands Council for Culture and the Netherlands National Programme Open Science.

See my portfolio for my current and previous works. If you are looking for a consultant to help you create maximum impact, please contact me below.

Recently, I founded IM Studio with art director Mathijs van Woerkum. We combine strong strategic understandings with expertise in conceptual and visual development. IM studio helps to convey ideas and information via a broad range of visual communications. See for more information.


«Melanie engaged with international colleagues to produce a remarkable webinar that exceeded our expectations. I was very impressed with Melanie’s professionalism and commitment. I look forward to working with her more.»

Dr. Max Paoli
The World Academy of Sciences, UNESCO

«I have come to know Melanie as an extremely capable person who embodies the values of Open Science, who has an inner drive to communicate and who has been successful in organizing various communities. Next to her excellent work for SURF, Melanie has great experience in dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders across Europe.»

Dr. Maurice Bouwhuis
Innovation Manager, SURF

« Melanie organised the Open Up Final Conference in Brussels in a highly professional and pro-active way. Her extensive international network really helped to come up with a great line up of speakers and interactive sessions. Melanie is reliable, communicative and very resourceful; she also is an excellent team player. »

Saskia Woutersen-Windhouwer
Library University of Amsterdam

«Working with Melanie has been a great pleasure. She is accurate, well organized and very clear and open in her communications. If you are looking for a no nonsense consultant, who has – also very important –a good sense of humor: contact Melanie. LCRDM fully recommends her as a practical consultant for any aspect dealing with Research Data Management.»

Ingeborg Verheul
Coordinator LCRDM

«It is a pleasure to work with Melanie. When Melanie was part of the Knowledge Exchange, her energy helped us to improve our promotional approach and use of visualisations. Her expertise and drive proved vital to organise effective discussions at a major KE workshop.»

Bas Cordewener
Coordinator Knowledge Exchange

«While working for LIBER Melanie exceeded her job requirements. Feedback from project partners is that Melanie tries to listen to all groups and comes up with the best solution for everyone. An example like the LIBER Open Science Café at the EU Presidency Conference, that came about as a result of Melanie’s initiative, raised LIBER’s profile and showed Melanie’s innovativeness and ability to mobilise the team.»

Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen
President LIBER Europe

«I have come to know Melanie as a true problem solver; she finished up one of the KB’s major EU projects in a highly professional way. She is good at organising and bringing people together even in challenging environments. She combines excellent project management skills with a real creative, positive outlook.»

Hildelies Balk-Pennington de Jongh
Director Marketing and Services, National Library of the Netherlands