The twentieth annual congress of CODART opened tonight with a festive reception at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. Almost 130 members of CODART were welcomed by Przemysław Mrozowski, Director of the Royal Castle. During the next two days the congress participants will attend lectures and excursions in Warsaw. The congress was made possible thanks to the generous support of The Royal Netherlands Embassy, the Flemish Representative and the Friends of CODART Foundation.
The National Museum in Warsaw will host the first day of the congress featuring several lectures, discussions, and statements on the congress theme: Deep Storage or Open Depot: Access to the ‘Hidden’ Collections. This year’s keynote lecture will be presented by David Duindam, lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. In addition, there is a special viewing of the exhibition In the Workshop of a Netherlandish Master.
On Tuesday, the group returns to the Royal Castle in Warsaw for a morning of brief presentations on current issues by curators in the Speakers’ Corner. Afterwards the congress participants may join various in-depth visits to museums such as the National Museum, the Royal Castle, the Print Room of the Warsaw University Library, and the Royal Łazienki Museum.
There is an optional day trip to Cracow on Wednesday that focuses on highlights of Dutch and Flemish art that are usually not accessible to the public. The trip features visits to the Royal Castle on Wawel Hill, Saint Mary’s Basilica, the Jagiellonian Library of the Jagiellonian University, and the Princes Czartoryski Museum and Library.
For more information about CODART TWINTIG, please see codart.nl/twintig