We are pleased to announce that as of 1 January 2020 Quentin Buvelot, Senior Curator of the Mauritshuis, will be chair of the CODART program committee. Quentin joined the committee in early 2019 and now takes over from Friso Lammertse who chaired the committee during the last years of his seven-year term. We are grateful for Friso’s work and for accepting our invitation to stay on longer than he had to. We will miss his enthusiasm and hope to see him again at many of our future events.
Quentin Buvelot has been a member of CODART since 1999 and has participated in many CODART activities over the years. The committee feels confident that Quentin’s experience as a curator and expertise of Dutch seventeenth-century painting will greatly benefit the CODART network.
“It is a great privilege to follow in the footsteps of Friso Lammertse. In my own professional life CODART plays an important role, and I am sure the same goes for all members” said Quentin. “The many CODART meetings at home and abroad not only allow its members to study artworks with other members, but also to discuss a wide range of topics (including attributions, restorations, new ideas for exhibitions or publications)—in short, to talk about art and our work as curators. Meeting other curators remains an essential part of what CODART does: uniting curators and creating opportunities for them to exchange ideas.”
The members of the program committee are chosen to represent the members of the CODART network and their various fields of expertise. The committee devises the theme and program of CODART congresses and focus meetings, and functions as a think-tank of CODART. In addition, they may also be consulted for the admission of new members.
For more information on the program committee and other committees, see this page.