“Het heeft Hare majesteit behaagd om Martie Severt te benoemen tot Ridder in de Orde van Oranje Nassau".
With these Royal words mayor Eberhard van der Laan of Amsterdam appointed NRML-manager Martie Severt as Knight in the Order of Orange Nassau on Friday 27 April around 10 a.m.
Martie Severt was the founder of the Nederlandse Vereniging van Muziekbibliotheken, Muziekarchieven en Muziekdocumentatiecentra (NVMB), the Dutch section of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML). He was IAML-president from 2007 to 2010 and member of the organizing committee of the IAML Conference 2009 in Amsterdam.
Attending the ceremony were NVMB-chair Jantien Dubbeldam and NVMB-board member Willem Rodenhuis and NRML-secretary Emmy Pronk.
A picture gallery can be found on Netherland Radio Music Library. More information can be found on the NVMB website (in Dutch)
Congratulations, beste Martie!