CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide


Sunday, 2 June 2019

Optional visit to Museum Barberini with Ortrud Westheider, Director, and Michael Philipp, Chief Curator. Including lunch offered by the museum
Optional visit to the Dutch and Flemish paintings and the Italian paintings at the Picture Gallery of Schloss Sanssouci, Potsdam with Alexandra Bauer, Curator of German, Dutch and Flemish Paintings, and Jessica Korschanowski, Curatorial Assistant at the Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und GÀrten Berlin-Brandenburg
Optional visit to the Cranach Collection at Jagdschloss Grunewald with Carsten Dilba, Curator at the Stiftung Preussische Schlösser und GÀrten Berlin-Brandenburg
Registration and opening reception at the Embassy of Belgium in Berlin (JĂ€gerstraße 52-53) offered by the General Representative of the Government of Flanders in Germany and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Berlin. Please note that due to security reasons, luggage is not allowed at the embassy. Please leave your luggage at the hotel.

Monday, 3 June 2019

Opening session at the GemÀldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Congress theme: Back to Berlin – And What It Means to Be a Curator Today
Congress chair: Bendor Grosvenor, art historian, writer, BBC presenter

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:05 Welcome by Gero Dimter, Vice President, Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz
09:05-09:15 Introduction to the congress program by the congress chair
09:15-09:40 Lecture: Philosophy versus Connoisseurship? The Rediscovery of Early Netherlandish Painting in Nineteenth-Century Berlin by Johannes RĂ¶ĂŸler (Privatdozent, University of Bern)
09:40-10:05 Lecture: Bode and America by Julien Chapuis (Deputy Director, Bode-Museum)
10:05-10:50 Coffee and tea
10:50-11:15 Lecture: Beyond Walls – The Digital Extension of the StĂ€del Museum in Frankfurt, Germany by Chantal Eschenfelder (Head of Education and Digital Collection, StĂ€del Museum)
11:15-11:45 Questions, remarks and discussion led by the congress chair
11:45-13:15 Lunch and free time to visit the Mantegna/Bellini exhibition (museum is closed to the public)
13:15-13:20 Introduction by the congress chair
13:20-14:10 Statements on the congress theme by:

  1. Koen Kleijn, Editor of Ons Amsterdam
    White Walls
  2. Imara Limon, Curator, Amsterdam Museum
    New Narratives for the Amsterdam Museum
  3. Peter Carpreau, Curator of Old Masters, M-Museum Leuven
    Towards a Visual Museum
  4. Micha Leeflang, Curator of Medieval Art, Museum Catharijneconvent
    No Exhibitions, No Visitors, No Money: The Effect on the Curator’s Role
14:10-14:40 Questions, remarks and discussion led by the congress chair
14:40-14:45 Closing of the day by the congress chair
14:45-15:15 Coffee and tea
15:15-15:30 Participants go to the various meeting points for the collection visits
15:30-17:00 In-depth study visits
1 – GemĂ€ldegalerie: Early Netherlandish painting with Stephan Kemperdick, Curator of Early Netherlandish and Early German Painting
2 – GemĂ€ldegalerie: Early Netherlandish painting with Katrin Dyballa, Research Associate
3 – GemĂ€ldegalerie: Seventeenth-century painting with Katja Kleinert, Curator for Dutch and Flemish Art of the Seventeenth Century
4 – Bode-Museum with Julien Chapuis, Deputy Director
5 – Kupferstichkabinett with Holm Bevers, former Chief Curator for Dutch and Flemish Prints and Drawings
6 – Schloss Charlottenburg with Alexandra Bauer and Michaela Völkel, Curator of Ceramics and Curator of Schloss Charlottenburg
19:00-22:00 Congress dinner at the Deutsches Historisches Museum

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Speakers’ Corner at the Bode-Museum
Congress chair: Matthias Ubl, Curator Early Netherlandish and German Paintings and Stained Glass, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

09:30-09:40 Opening of the day by congress chair
09:40-09:55 A word from the Director of CODART
09:55-10:00 Speakers’ Corner: introduction
10:00-10:50 Speakers’ Corner, part 1
10:50-11:30 Coffee and tea
11:30-12:20 Speakers’ Corner, part 2
12:20-12:30 Closing by congress chair
12:30-14:30 Lunch at your own leisure and time to travel to excursion venues
14:30-16:00 In-depth study visits
1 GemÀldegalerie: Storage rooms with Stephan Kemperdick
2 – GemĂ€ldegalerie: Early Netherlandish painting with Katrin Dyballa
3 – GemĂ€ldegalerie: Seventeenth-century painting with Katja Kleinert
4 – Bode-Museum with Julien Chapuis
5 – Kupferstichkabinett with Holm Bevers
6 – Workshop on Wilhelm Bode and Wilhelm R. Valentiner with Petra Winter, Head of the Zentralarchiv and Provenance Research, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, and EsmĂ©e Quodbach, Assistant Director and Editor-in-Chief at the Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection
16:30-18:00 Informal farewell drinks
End of program
Evening Participants of the optional program in Schwerin on Wednesday 5 June travel to Schwerin on Tuesday evening by train at their own leisure and check in at their hotel (both to be booked individually)

Optional program CODART 22

Wednesday, 5 June 2019 Full-day excursion to the city of Schwerin. See this page for more information.
Thursday, 6 June 2019 Symposium in preparation for the upcoming exhibition West Meets East: The Orient in the Work of Rembrandt and His Dutch Contemporaries (2020 and 2021), Museum Barberini. Click here to download the program. Free admission for CODART members. Sign up via

A PDF file of the program can be downloaded by clicking here.