THE Board 

Andre 1200Chairman of the board
André Smedinga (1969)
Born in Leeuwarden and became interested in Rome and her heritage as a student of the 'Stedelijk Gymnasium' of Leeuwarden. 
André is working as trainees support / facilitator and IT professional at the 'ROC Amsterdam'.
He hopes to be able to contribute to the promotion of and knowledge about Roman ports.

GerardTreasurer (Interim) 
Gerard Huissen
Born: 21-08-1944 in Amsterdam (Holland)
Profession: filmmaker/photographer
First visit Ostia: July 1967


Jan Theo 2Archaeological Adviser
Dr. Jan Theo Bakker
Jan Theo Bakker studied Classical Archaeology at the University of Leiden (The Netherlands).
He wrote two books: ‘Living and working with the Gods’ (1994) and ‘The Mills-Bakeries of Ostia’ (1999).
Jan Theo is specialised in the Roman Port of Ostia, project manager of the Internet group Ostia-L and owner of the most consulted website about Ostia (
Together with Gerard Huissen he produced a couple of short video-films about Ostia.


GerardChief editor
Gerard, who lives in Maarssen (Holland) at the moment is one of the founders of Roman Ports. Besides hundreds of photographs he produced the film ‘A town behind a town’ about Ostia and Alberino Vicari (see article in our first edition) and, in cooperation with Jan Theo Bakker, two small films about ‘Travertine cornerstones in Ostia’ and ‘The Casa dei Molini’. Gerard is also responsible for the section ‘The Necropolis of Portus’ at the website of Jan Theo Bakker

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