CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide


CODART Anniversary Symposium
‘The Curator of the Future’

Friday, 6 October 2023 – Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Chair: Meta Knol (Art historian)

12:00-12:30 Registration
12:40-13:00 For the Love of Art
Lecture by Will Gompertz (author of the best-selling book What Are You Looking At)
13:00-13:20 The Curator of the Future: Presenting the Research
Introduction to the symposium theme by Maartje Beekman (Director of CODART)
13:20-14:00 The Role of Knowledge in the Museum
Introductory statement by panel chair Sandra Kisters (Director of Collections and Research, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam), followed by a panel discussion
Panel members: Rachel Esner (Associate Professor and Program Coordinator, MA Curating Art and Cultures, University of Amsterdam); Olga Van Oost (Director, FARO, Brussels); Corinna Gannon (Assistant Curator, Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main); Tom van der Molen (Curator, Amsterdam Museum)
14:00-14:40 Sharing Responsibilities
Introductory statement by panel chair Arnoud Odding (Art historian, former director Rijksmuseum Twenthe), followed by a panel discussion
Panel members: An Van Camp (Christopher Brown Curator of Northern European Art, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford); Elviera Velghe (Director of Public Affairs & Exhibitions, Museums Bruges); Sheila Reda (Junior Curator, Mauritshuis, The Hague); Epco Runia (Head of Collections and Education, Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam)
14:40-15:20 Coffee and cake
15:20-16:00 The Object and Other Stories
Introductory statement by panel chair Christi Klinkert (Curator Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar), followed by a panel discussion
Panel members: Jacquelyn N. Coutré (Eleanor Wood Prince Curator, Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois); Maria Holtrop (Curator of History, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam); Hannah Iterbeke (Curator of Old Masters, Museum Hof van Busleyden, Mechelen); Oscar Ekkelboom (PhD Candidate, Radboud University, Nijmegen)
16:00-16:15 The Curator of the Future
Closing remarks by Warda El-Kaddouri (author, journalist)
16:15-16:30 CODART 25 Years
Presentation of CODART publication to Representatives of the Dutch and Flemish Governments
16:30-18:00 Festive Reception in Foyer
Offered by the Representative of the Flemish Government in the Netherlands

Please note: more information on the speakers and details of the program will be published shortly.