Monique Klinkenbergh became instantly inspired by the crop circle phenomenon when a picture was shown to her in 2007. Two years later she sold her company (Collectors Group, Publishers in Art) to dedicate herself fully to the subject with a mission to rehabilitate the (often) distorted picture of the crop circle phenomenon. She is astounded by the misinformation, chaos and obstruction present in the field.
Monique founded the Crop Circle Information and Research Centre in The Netherlands to increase the public’s awareness of the phenomenon and to act as a platform for scientists, researchers and interested amateurs to meet and share knowledge and expertise. “I want to stimulate research, bring people together, provide knowledge and bring the facts to the attention of the public.”
In 2013 Monique moved her Centre to Wiltshire where she promotes new ways to reduce the friction between the farming community and those who like to research and visit formations, with an aim of finding a way of compensating farmers in return for them allowing access to their land. She is founder of the Crop Circle Access Centre and the Crop Circle Exhibition Project.
In 2014 her Centre was hosted by the Wiltshire Museum in Devizes where she organized a multi-media exhibition. It was the first time the crop circle phenomenon and the research behind it was featured in a historic museum. The exhibition has evolved and has been traveling since. Recently a permanent home has been found at Honeystreet Village in the Vale of Pewsey, worldwide known amongst Croppies as Crop Circle Valley.
The aim of the Exhibition Project is to inform people about the facts of this phenomenon. And to emphasize that, alongside man-made circles, there is an authentic and mysterious phenomenon at work.
The exhibition was curated and compiled together with long-term crop circle researcher Andreas Müller and with contributions and support of many other national and international researchers.
Monique Klinkenbergh (born 1958) is the mother of four children. She was the chief-editor of Tableau Fine Arts Magazine and creator and founder of The Collectors Agenda, which was known internationally amongst art collectors and dealers as the most beautiful and inspiring product of its time. It was to be found on the desks of the highest levels of society and a successful business product, attracting the attention of the Financial Times in the Netherlands.
The change in her career from entrepeneur to crop circle researcher was noted by the Financial Times in The Netherlands and Dutch Television: Monique Klinkenbergh was guest in the Tros TV Show by Ivo Niehe: https://youtu.be/L2lZl6GfOWE