CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Changes on the CODART Program Committee

We are pleased to announce that Samuel Mareel (Chief Curator at Museum Hof van Busleyden in Mechelen) and Erik Eising (Assistant Curator at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin) have joined CODART’s Program Committee. They will succeed Joris Van Grieken and Stephan Kemperdick, who have reached the end of their six-year term.

With Samuel Mareel we welcome another Flemish member to the committee, representing a medium-sized museum. Samuel specializes in sixteenth-century art and recently curated the exhibition Renaissance Children: Art and Education at the Habsburg Court in Mechelen. In addition to sixteenth-century art and a background in literary studies, he is also interested in current questions and issues in the field of art history. Are we merely keepers of a beauty gone by or should we, as art curators, help shape the world of tomorrow?

Erik Eising is a specialist in Early Netherlandish Painting and has been working in German museums for most of his career. Most recently he co-curated the exhibition Hugo van der Goes. Between Pain and Bliss, together with Stephan Kemperdick, at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin. We are pleased that Erik will be able to represent both German museums and the field of early Netherlandish art in the program committee.

We are very grateful for Joris’ and Stephan’s engagement over the past years and thank them both for their time and dedication to the committee. We will miss their expertise and enthusiasm, and hope to see them again at our future events.

CODART Program Committee

The Program Committee is the main representative body for CODART members and its primary focus is on the content of CODART’s program of activities. It sets the annual congress theme, helps to shape program content, and advises on the conditions for CODART membership.

The composition of the current program committee can be found on the Committees page of the CODART website. Factors such as geographical distribution and representation of the various periods of art history and specializations are taking into account, seeking to ensure the appropriate proportional representation of CODART’s membership.

Last year a call for applications was held for the first time, after which Hanna Klarenbeek (Curator of Paintings, Drawings and Prints at Paleis het Loo in Apeldoorn) was welcomed into the committee. The current new members were selected from the applicants who responded to the call, taking their profiles into account.