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Robert Hoozee passes away

We are sad to announce the death of CODART member Robert Hoozee.

Robert Hoozee studied art history at the University of Ghent and obtained his PhD in art history in 1975 with a dissertation on the landscape painter John Constable. He worked at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent, first as an assistant curator, then from 1982 as interim director and from 1985 as director.

Under his leadership the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent developed into an international centre of excellence in the field of Belgian art of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Hoozee published numerous works and organized exciting exhibitions on this subject.

Robert Hoozee received many awards during his distinguished career. He was a member of the Koninklijke Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten (Belgian’s Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences), the International Council of Museums, the International Committee of Fine Arts, the executive committee of the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, the board of the Vlaamse Kunstcollectie and the board of the Nationale Stichting Prinses Marie-José.

The funeral will take place on Saturday, 25 February at 10.30 in the Sint-Annakerk in Ghent. Condolences may be sent to Visserij 12, 9000 Gent.