As part of CODART’s 25th anniversary year, the summary texts of museum collections with Dutch and Flemish art on this website are being greatly expanded in two installments. In March we announced the addition of more than 40 summaries of Belgian collections, and now we announce the addition of around 70 new summary texts of public collections in the Netherlands with significant holdings of art from the Low Countries. The texts were written exclusively for the CODART website by, or in collaboration with, curators of the collection in question.
Among the represented museums are of course well-known collections such as the Rijksmuseum, Mauritshuis, Centraal Museum and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen but the concise and insightful texts also aim to introduce smaller and lesser-known collections that hold artworks of exceptional importance, such as Museum het Markiezenhof in Bergen op Zoom, Museum Krona in Uden, Stadhuismuseum Zierikzee and Kasteel Huis Bergh. One can also read about the important graphic collections in Dutch libraries and archives, for example the Haags Gemeentearchief, the National Library of the Netherlands, the Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht and Regionaal Archief Dordrecht.
A series of texts on museum collections in Scandinavia is currently in preparation and will be added to the website over the next year.
The CODART website currently offers more than 300 unique texts for various collections in the USA, Canada, the UK, Italy, Central Europe, Belgium and now the Netherlands. With this project we aim to make Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide more visible and accessible to an international public.
We would like to extend our gratitude to all curators and museum professionals who contributed to the project.