As of the start of this year CODART-member Anja Ševčík has started as the new head of the baroque department of the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud in Cologne. From 1995 until 2013 she worked as curator of Dutch paintings in the National Gallery in Prague. In 2012 she curated the exhibition Rembrandt & Co., in conjunction with the publishing of the catalogue of Dutch paintings in the Prague museum. On that occasion she was host to a wonderful CODARTfocus meeting in May 2012.
From the museum’s press release, 7 January 2014
"We have been able to gain a wonderful colleague for our museum with Mrs. Sevcik. Her scholarly profile fits perfectly to our collection of Baroque art and she is a genuine reinforcement to our team" says Marcus Dekiert, director of the Wallraf.
"I really look forward to move from the Moldau to the Rhine," says Anja Ševčík, "To be able to care for this wonderful collection of baroque painting in Cologne is a great privilege to me. The seventeenth century is a fascinating era, that has been captured masterfully in the paintings by artists such as Rubens, Rembrandt and Murillo. To make their histories tangible for visitors in the Wallraf, and in that way arouse enthusiasm for the Old Masters, really excites me.