CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Our events

27 November 2023: CODARTfocus Antwerp

Following this year’s congress, CODART returns to Antwerp this year to study three exhibitions taking place there this fall: Turning Heads: Bruegel, Rubens and Rembrandt at the KMSKA, From Scribble to Cartoon: Drawings from Bruegel to Rubens at Museum Plantin-Moretus and Rare and Indispensable: 100 Masterpieces from Flemish Collections at the MAS. For a full program and to register, please click here.

21 March 2024: CODARTfocus Middelburg

On Thursday, 21 March, CODART organizes a study visit to the Zeeuws Museum in Middelburg where an exhibition is dedicated to Adriaen van de Venne (1590-1662). Although relatively unknown to the general public, Van de Venne is considered one of the most original and versatile artists of the Dutch Golden Age. The Inverted World of Adriaen van de Venne is the first major survey of his oeuvre and includes works from the Netherlands and abroad. Edwin Buijsen, guest curator of the exhibition, will accompany the study visit. Save the date!

16-18 June 2024: CODART 25 in Stockholm

The 25th CODART congress will take place in Stockholm. Our main host will be the Nationalmuseum, which underwent an extensive renovation of the 150-year-old building before it reopened in 2018. The theme of CODART 25 will be: ‘Lessons Learned: Looking Back at Reinstalled Permanent Collections in the Past Decade’. To read the full congress theme and for more information about the congress, please click here.

Previous CODART events

CODART has organized annual congresses, study trips and focus meetings for curators of Dutch and Flemish art since 1998. Programs, lists of participants, texts of lectures and reports on workshops, etc. have been put on this website for your convenience.

An impression of the CODART 24 congress in Antwerp:

2023: 25th Anniversary Symposium

2023: CODARTfocus 

  • Paris (9-10 September, Paris)

2023: CODARTfocus 

2023: CODART 24

2022: online CODARTfocus

2022: CODARTfocus

2022: CODART and HNA Joint Session

2022: CODART 23

2022: online CODARTfocus

2021: presentation of the Canon project

  • The Hague (4 November 2021)

2021: CODARTfocus

2021: Online Congress

2021: online CODARTfocus

2020: online CODARTfocus

2020: online CODARTfocus

2020: CODART Conversations

  • A series of recorded conversations between five CODART members from various countries discussing the current situation and the impact on their museums. The series currently has two episodes (June and October 2020). Watch the CODART Conversations here.

2020: Frans Hals Lecture

2020: Congress Online

2020: CODARTfocus

2019: Public Symposium – Creating a CODART Canon

2019: CODARTfocus

  • Delft (28 October 2019)

2019: CODART 22

2019: CODARTfocus

2018: CODARTfocus

2018: CODARTfocus

2018: CODARTfocus

2018: CODART 21

2018: CODARTfocus

2017: CODARTfocus


2016: CODARTfocus


2016: CODARTfocus

2015: Study Trip to the Midwest USA

  • Study Trip (11-17 October 2015, Detroit, Toledo, Oberlin, Cleveland, Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago)

2015: CODARTfocus


2014: CODARTfocus




2013: CODARTfocus

2012: CODARTfocus


2011: CODARTfocus


  • CODART VEERTIEN documents & downloads (including texts, lists of participants, network documents)
  • Congress: Highlights and twilights: popular and neglected areas of Dutch and Flemish art in museums (20-22 March 2011, Enschede)
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2010: CODARTfocus


  • Congress: Digitization: blessing or burden? (30 May-1 June 2010, Rotterdam)
  • Study trip (31 January-5 February, Southern California)
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2009: CODART TWAALF: Dutch and Flemish art in Helsinki and St. Petersburg

  • Congress (15-17 March 2009, Aachen and Maastricht)
  • Study trip (21-25 September 2009, Helsinki and St. Petersburg)
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2008: CODART ELF: Dutch and Flemish art in Italy

  • Congress (9-11 March 2008, Ghent)
  • Study trip (24-29 June 2008, Florence, Genoa and Turin)
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2007: CODART study trip to New York

2007: CODART regional meeting in Vienna

2007: CODART TIEN: Dutch and Flemish art in France

  • Congress (11-13 March 2007, Paris)
  • Study trip (13-17 March 2007, Rouen, Caen, Amiens, Lille, Douai and Valenciennes)
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2006: CODART NEGEN: Dutch and Flemish art in the eastern and northern provinces of the Netherlands

  • Congress (12-14 March 2006, Leiden)
  • Study trip (14-19 March 2006, Enschede, Groningen, Assen, Leeuwarden, Zwolle, Heino and Apeldoorn)
  • Video of Dutch television program “Museumgasten” featuring the CODART NEGEN study trip
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2005: CODART ACHT: Dutch and Flemish art in Sweden

  • Congress (6-8 March 2005, Haarlem)
  • Study trip (21-26 September 2005, Stockholm, Drottningholm, Skokloster, Uppsala, Västerås and Strängnäs)
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2004: CODART ZEVEN: Dutch and Flemish art in Poland

  • Congress (7-9 March 2004, Utrecht)
  • Study trip (18-25 April 2004, Gdańsk, Warsaw and Kraków)
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2003: CODART ZES: Collecting Dutch and Flemish art in New England

  • Congress (16-18 March 2003, Amsterdam)
  • Study trip (29 October-3 November 2003, Boston, Cambridge and Worcester)
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2002: Study trip to Scotland

2002: CODART VIJF: Early Netherlandish art and its dispersal

2001: CODART VIER: Dutch and Flemish art in Romania

  • Congress (11-13 March 2001, Maastricht and Cologne)
  • Study trip (13-18 March 2001, Bucharest, Sinaia, Braşov, Bran, Sibiu, Cozia)
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2000: CODART DRIE: The Spanish Habsburgs and the Netherlands

  • Congress (20-21 March 2000, Antwerp)
  • Study trip (22-28 March 2000, Granada, Córdoba, Madrid, El Escorial, Segovia and Toledo)
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1999: CODART TWEE: Dutch and Flemish art in Russia

  • Congress (15-16 March 1999, Amsterdam)
  • Study trip (17-24 March 1999, St. Petersburg and Moscow)
  • Symposium (11-12 September 1999, St. Petersburg)
  • Study trip to Moscow (2-6 March 2002)
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1998: CODART EEN: The collections of Frederik Hendrik and Amalia van Solms and their dispersal

  • Congress (9-10 March 1998, The Hague)
  • Study trip Onder den Oranjeboom (11-15 November 1999, Berlin, Potsdam, Schloss Caputh, Schwerin, Dessau, Wörlitz and Mosigkau)
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