CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Dr. Lauryn Smith Assistant Curator, The Frick Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


Member of CODART since 2024

Areas of specialization

  • 16th-18th century Dutch, Flemish, and British painting, decorative arts, and textiles
  • Flemish workshop practices
  • History of collecting and collections
  • Gender studies
  • Early modern material culture and the exploration of the boundary between fine and decorative arts
  • The intersection of science and art
  • Global trends of exchange and mobility
  • Technical and digital art history
  • Viewership and viewer reception.

Exhibitions curated since 1999

Selected publications


‘The Façade of Neutrality: Unearthing Hidden Histories in The Montias Database of 17th Century Art Inventories with Digital Methodologies’
Article in Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (March 2023:


‘Chinese Porcelain and Japanese Lacquerware in the Cabinets of Amalia van Solms-Braunfels (1602-1675)’
Article in Decorative Arts Trust Magazine (Summer 2022).


‘Discerning the painter’s hand: machine learning on surface topography’
Ji, F., McMaster, M.S., Schwab, S. et al.
Article in Heritage Science 9, 152 (2021: