Elske van Holk was the Director of the Expatriate Archive Centre when it became an independent organisation in 2008. She has overseen the archive grow and expand, in size and stature, to become the respected institution that it is today.
Notable highlights of her five year career included the successful open day held in 2011 to mark the annual International Archives Day, and the 2013 academic symposium "The Expatriate Experience: Past and Present", which drew migration history researchers from the Netherlands, UK, and even as far away as the USA.
The Expatriate Archive Centre held a party to say farewell to Elske on 26th June 2013. It was attended by staff, volunteers, board members, and supporters of the EAC. Here are some photos from the day: