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Public Symposium: Presentation of the CODART Canon (Amsterdam, 18 November 2019)

On the afternoon of Monday, 18 November 2019, we will be presenting the CODART Canon at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, with a lecture by Dr. Christopher Atkins, the inaugural Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director of the Center for Netherlandish Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

CODART will shortly be opening the procedure by which its members can register their votes for the CODART Canon. Based on these votes, a provisional canon will be agreed consisting of 100 masterpieces within Dutch and Flemish art that members believe should be known to everyone. The list will be presented during a public symposium at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, in which we will discuss it with several speakers.

We are delighted to announce that the first director of the Center for Netherlandish Art in Boston, Dr. Christopher Atkins, will give a lecture on this landmark occasion. He will speak on the significance of Dutch and Flemish art in the United States and present the plans of this new Center, which is to open officially in 2020.

In the course of the afternoon, we will open the voting procedure for the general public, enabling all those who take an interest in this list to vote. In this way, people can express their views as to what does and does not belong in the CODART Canon. These votes will influence the final selection.

More information about the program, registration for the event, and the CODART Canon will follow in the very near future.

UPDATE: registration has opened on

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