CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

The young Vermeer in context

Symposium: 5 March 2011

Information form the museum, 7 February 2011

The young Vermeer presents a unique opportunity to compare directly the three earliest paintings by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). On occasion of this exhibition the National Gallery of Scotland is staging a study afternoon, bringing together a distinguished group of international experts. Focussing on Vermeer’s early career the talks will revisit his start as a history painter and shift to genre painting, his artistic and social environment, and the rediscovery of ‘Young Vermeer’ in the 19th century. The podium will offer the opportunity to get involved and discuss these important paintings with the experts and to discover more about the development of one of the world’s most celebrated artists.


– Dr. Albert Blankert, Independent Scholar, The Hague
– Edwin Buijsen, Head of Collections, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague
– Dr. Adriaan E. Waiboer, Curator of Northern European Art, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin


Speakers and

– Professor Christopher Brown, Director, The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
– Professor Gregor J. M. Weber, Head of the Department of Fine Arts, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam


Dr Tico Seifert, Senior Curator of Northern European Art, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh

For more information see the flyer

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