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CODART 25 Congress Opened at the Stockholm City Hall

The 25th annual CODART congress was officially opened this evening at the Stockholm City Hall with a festive dinner reception offered by the City of Stockholm. Cecilia Brinck, Vice President of the Stockholm City Council, welcomed 140 members of CODART to the Swedish capital. During the next two days, participants of the fully-booked congress will attend lectures and excursions in and around Stockholm.

The congress was made possible thanks to the generous support of the Nationalmuseum, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Sweden, the Flemish Government, and the Friends of CODART Foundation.

On Monday, the Nationalmuseum will host the first day of the congress with lectures, discussions, and case studies on the congress theme: ‘Lessons Learned: Looking Back at Reinstalled Permanent Collections in the Past Decade’. In the afternoon, participants are offered a choice of in-depth study visits around the city. These include visits to the various collections of the Nationalmuseum, as well as the Spökslottet, Hallwyl Museum, and the Vasa Museum.

During the plenary program on Tuesday at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, curators are given the floor for very brief presentations on current issues in the Speakers’ Corner, which is followed by a ‘Room for Debate’ session. The afternoon excursions will offer participants the opportunity to visit the Adriaen de Vries Museum, the Swedish History Museum and the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

On Wednesday, participants can opt for one of two optional full-day excursions to destinations in the Stockholm region. One will go to Skokloster Castle, one of the best kept Baroque castles of Europe. The other excursion explores three medieval churches in Villberga, StrÀngnÀs and VÀsterÄs, where several Flemish altarpieces are kept in situ.

See the event page for more information about CODART 25.

We are grateful to all the partners and hosting institutions for their hospitality and kind cooperation during CODART 25. In particular our thanks goes out to: