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CODART News of the month: April 2006

The big CODART news of March 2006 was CODART NEGEN. See below.

30 March
Budapest: Webmaster Gary Schwartz lectures on Rembrandt at the Museum of Fine Arts and at the residence of the Dutch ambassador to Hungary. CODART is praised enthusiastically by the Hungarian curators who introduced him to both audiences.

29 March
Call for proposals issued by editors of Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek for 2008 edition.

29 March
Paris: Announcement of lecture in the Louvre on 5 April by Blaise Ducos on Adriaen van der Werff. (Strikes permitting. Call the museum before undertaking a journey to the Louvre.)

23 March
Amsterdam: de Volkskrant, a leading Dutch daily, published a two-page article on the CODART NEGEN study trip to the eastern and northern provinces of the Netherlands.

14-19 March
Netherlands: An international group of 30 CODART members took part in the fully booked CODART NEGEN study trip to museums, castles and stately homes in provinces of Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Gelderland. In addition, one private collection was visited. Special attention was paid to art of the 18th century (Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede), applied arts (Princessehof, Leeuwarden) and to ensembles combining different modes of art (Paleis Het Loo, Menkemaborg, Twickel Castle). Prints and drawings were looked at closely in the Groninger Museum and Museum de Fundatie in Heino. Several of the institutions visited, such as the Stedelijk Museum Zwolle, prepared special presentations for the study trip, which were the subject of lively discussion.

The Dutch daily de Volkskrant published an article on the study trip (see under 23 March), and a film team covered the trip for the popular television program "Museumgasten" (Museum visitors). Subscribers to CODART News will receive notice of the date of airing.

14 March
Leiden: At members’ meeting of CODART NEGEN the one-thousandth item on the CODART calendar of Exhibitions and other events was announced.

12-14 March
Leiden: CODART NEGEN, Dutch and Flemish art in the land of Rembrandt, attracted the largest number of curators ever to attend a CODART congress: 115 participants from 22 countries. The three-day congress took place in Leiden, the birthplace of Rembrandt, during the celebrations of the artist’s 400th birthday. It was The program included lectures, workshops and visits to exceptional sites and collections in Leiden. During the members’ meeting several new collections were introduced and proposals for cooperation were launched. The congress, which was hosted by Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, ended with a visit to Duivenvoorde Castle in Voorschoten.

The texts of the lectures and reports on the workshops will soon be posted on Subscribers to CODART News will receive notice when they go up.