In 2005, the CODART congress was held in Haarlem and focused on Dutch and Flemish art in Swedish collections. The picture below was taken in the Schutterszaal of the Frans Hals Museum on Monday, 7 March 2005. Two civic guard portraits by Frans Hals provided the backdrop for a workshop on ‘”the changing role of the curator,” a topic more relevant now than ever. The workshop was chaired by Manfred Sellink and included Roman Grigoryev, Bernd Wolfgang Lindemann and Ron Spronk as speakers (all sitting at the table to the right).
The next day, participants could participate in excursions in Haarlem, which included a city tour of Haarlem and a viewing of prints and drawings in Teylers Museum and the Haarlem archives. Alternatively there was the opportunity to visit the painting collections of the West Fries Museum in Hoorn and the Stedelijk Museum in Alkmaar with a visit to the the Grote Sint Laurenskerk, where the Last Judgment by Cornelis Cornelisz Buys I on the vaulted ceilings was being restored, which was attributed to Jacob Cornelisz after the restoration.