Thanks to a generous grant from the Flemish government, CODART has been able to appoint two temporary staff members this year. The grant was awarded by the Flemish government to support the activities of CODART and to increase the visibility of Flemish and Dutch art.
Julia van Marissing joined CODART on 1 March for a year to work as a project assistant on the website. She will be involved in projects including the further expansion of the collection descriptions, expanding the CODART Canon website, the digitization of articles from the CODART Courant (1998–2011), and adding the specific areas of expertise of individual CODART members to the website. Julia is also supporting our webmaster Dennis Driessen in keeping the news and current exhibitions on the website and social media up-to-date, and assisting him with the various digital activities that CODART is organizing this year. Until recently Julia held the position of Junior Curator of Art Collections at Museum Prinsenhof Delft, where she continues to work part-time as a project curator.
Another new staff member, Nadia Groeneveld-Baadj, is exploring the possibilities for establishing a CODART fellowship. The aim would be to encourage exchanges of knowledge between early-career and senior curators and to promote the training and diversification of the next generation of curators. Nadia previously worked for CODART in 2019, focusing on the collection descriptions of Netherlandish art in American museums. In addition to her work for CODART, she is also currently affiliated with Museum Gouda as a research curator for the exhibition Het Geheim van Gouda (2022).
CODART recently bade farewell to Marie Mundigler. After an initial internship from January to July 2020, Marie returned temporarily to support the CODART team. Over the past five months she has dedicated herself to republishing all eZine articles as features. In addition, she has contacted many German-speaking members with a view to building up collection descriptions of museums in Germany and Central Europe. Marie has also worked on the reproduction rights for the forthcoming book on the CODART Canon. In May, Marie will start working at the Mauritshuis as junior researcher for an upcoming exhibition project. We wish her every success there.