About us

The Qilada Foundation is an initiative of Sigrid van Roode. Sigrid is an archaeologist and jewellery historian specializing in jewellery and adornment from North Africa and Southwest Asia. She is the director of the foundation and is responsible for its day-to-day operations.

Qilada has its base in Leiden, The Netherlands, and works worldwide. The foundation is registered with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce under ID 84653760.


The board of the Qilada Foundation consists of:

Fusien Bijl de Vroe – chairperson

Prof. dr. Petra Sijpesteijn, Leiden University – member

Dr. Norah Karrouche, Vrije Universiteit – member

Advisory board

Our advisory board provides guidance and reflection to help us achieve our goals. The valued members of our advisory board are specialists in their fields, have a wide relevant network and share our vision of safeguarding personal adornment for future generations. We are proud and grateful to benefit from the guidance of:

Salua Qidan – Tiraz centre, Folkglory

Yasmine el Dorghamy – RAWI Publishing, American University in Cairo

Marie-Claire Bakker – Al Zayed University

Wafa Ghnaim – The Tatreez Institute

Courtney-Ann Stewart – The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Relevant documents

Please find our relevant documents here. As the Qilada Foundation has its office in the Netherlands, these are in Dutch: a translation will follow. Please also note that personal information has been redacted.


Email: office@qilada.org

Appelbes 18, 2318 AK Leiden

Registration data

Chamber of Commerce ID 84653760

RSIN: 863299556

Bank account