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CODART VIJFTIEN congress opened in the Belvue Museum in Brussels

Today in the BELvue Museum in Brussels CODART’s 15th annual congress was opened. 140 CODART members will attend lectures, workshops and excursions in Brussels until Tuesday. This years congress theme is Conserving the arts: the task of the curator and the conservator?.

During the opening reception, offered by the Royal Netherlands Embassy and the King Baudouin Foundation, attended by His Royal Highness Prince Lorenz of Belgium, honorary chair of the King Baudouin Foundation Heritage Fund the CODART members were welcomed by Thomas Leysen, member of the board of the King Baudouin Foundation and Henne Schuwer, the Dutch Ambassador to Belgium.

Tomorrow the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium will host the first day of the congress with lectures and the Market of Ideas in which the members discuss a wide range of subjects in smaller groups. Tuesday the congress moves to the Royal Museums of Art and History (Cinquantenaire Museum) for a panel discussion on the central congress theme, after which the group splits up for excursions throughout Brussels.