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Friends of CODART

On 16 October 2006 the Friends of CODART Foundation was established. With the support of donors and friends CODART keeps the international network for curators of Dutch and Flemish art flourishing!

Who can become a friend?

All individuals and institutions, large and small, can become friends of CODART. Private collectors, art dealers, auction houses, art fairs, companies with their own collection, banks, Dutch and Flemish multinationals, art-book publishers, art-book sellers, insurance companies, art transport agencies, exhibition design firms, magazines and newspapers, art journalists, former CODART-members, art historians, art lovers, museum-goers… Individuals can become friends by supporting CODART with as little as 65 euros a year. For companies and major donors, CODART has several options, which we will be happy to discuss with them. American citizens are welcome to join our American Friends of CODART Fund.

"I am happy to be a part of a larger network and to be attached to others who are interested in the Old Masters purely intellectually.” Joan Sherman, CODART Patron. Read more

Why should you become a friend?

The Friends of CODART Foundation is a fundraising organization. The aim is to support the activities of CODART and to facilitate the international co-operation and exchange between curators of Dutch and Flemish art. This joining of forces stimulates renewed interest in Dutch and Flemish art worldwide and provides curators with a precious network of colleagues to whom they can turn for help with their research, exhibitions and publications. By becoming a friend, you will contribute to this international initiative and support the work of hundreds of curators and hundreds of museums in over 40 countries. As a friend of CODART you will be able to link your name to CODART and you will be kept up to date on all developments in the field of Dutch and Flemish art in museums.

What kind of friendships does CODART offer?

Gifts of 65 Euros per year (or more)
- You receive the CODART eZine, News and Notifications
- An annual invitation to a museum visit, guided by a CODART member

Gifts of 1000 Euros per year (or more)
- You receive the CODART eZine, News and Notifications
- An annual invitation to a CODARTfocus meeting: an in-depth museum visit, organized exclusively for CODART members, specialists and Patrons, guided by a CODART member
- An annual invitation to the CODART congress (reception and plenary meeting)
- An annual invitation to a Patron workshop (lecture, salon, exchange of expertise in the field of the Old Masters), guided by a CODART member
- Your name mentioned as Patron in CODART communications and on the CODART homepage (optional)

Patron for life
Once-only gift of 10.000 Euros (or more)
- You are a life-long Patron of CODART and enjoy all the benefits that CODART offers to Patrons.

Business sponsor

- Gifts and benefits to be determined in consultation with the director of CODART.

How can I become a friend?

To become a friend please fill your details in the online registration form. If you have any questions please contact: or call +31 70 333 9744.

How can I help CODART to make friends?

If you know people or companies with a passion for Dutch and Flemish art, CODART would be happy to get to know them! Please tell your friends about our network and notify us if there is anyone we should get in touch with. You can contact us at the address at the top of the next column.


Friends of CODART Foundation
P.O. Box 90418
NL-2509 LK The Hague
The Netherlands
T +31 70 333 9744
F +31 70 333 9749

The Friends of CODART Foundation is registered as a non-profit foundation in the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce, nr. 342 58 233


Bob Haboldt
Thomas Leysen (chair)
Norbert Middelkoop
Rob Vellekoop
Titia Vellenga
Wim Weijland

Online payments

By paying online you will save bank transfer costs for CODART and for yourself. You can pay online by using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) or a PayPal account.
Click on the button below to make your online payment.

Pay online with Paypal

Bank transfers

Bank: ABN AMRO Bank
Apollolaan 171
NL-1077 AS Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Account nr:
Swift code: ABN-ANL-2A
IBAN code: NL47ABNA0476763347

Account holder: Friends of CODART Foundation
P.O. Box 90418
NL-2509 LK The Hague
The Netherlands


Advisory committee

Hedy d'Ancona
former Minister of Culture of the Netherlands
Mària van Berge-Gerbaud
former director of the Fondation Custodia, Paris
Jozef Deleu
writer, founder and former chief editor of the Flemish- Netherlands association Ons Erfdeel
Jeltje van Nieuwenhoven
former chair of the Netherlands parliament
Henk W. van Os
professor of art and society at the University of Amsterdam
Simon Schama
professor of art history and history at Columbia University, New York
Jan G.F. Veldhuis
former president of the University of Utrecht

CODART Patrons

George Abrams
Alexander & Otto Stichting
Brian Capstick
Michel Ceuterick
The Colnaghi Library LLP

Haboldt & Co
Johnny van Haeften
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder,
The Hague
The Kremer Collection
Thomas Leysen
Gregor's Lijsten
The Leiden Gallery
New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Amb. J. William Middendorf II, Little Compton
Rijksbureau voor Kunst-
historische Documentatie
(Netherlands Institute for Art History), The Hague
Simoons & Company
TEFAF (The European Fine Arts Fair),
Elsbeth van Tets
Rob Vellekoop
Axel Vervoordt NV
Vlaamse Kunstcollectie (Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Musea Brugge, Museum Schone Kunsten Gent)
The Weiss Gallery