CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

Program

Sunday, 12 March

14:00-16:30
(optional)
Optional excursion to the Rubens Castle “Het Steen” in Elewijt
17:00-19:00
Registration and opening reception at the City Hall of Antwerp

Monday, 13 March

Plenary session at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp (KMSKA)
Congress theme: ‘Flemish Art: Local and Global’
Congress chair: Marjan Debaene, Head of Collections, M Leuven

08:45-09:15 Registration with coffee and tea
09:15-09:20 Welcome by Carmen Willems, General Director of the KMSKA
09:20-09:45 Lecture about the thematic collection presentation of the KMSKA by Nico Van Hout, Head of Collections, KMSKA
09:45-09:55 Introduction to the congress theme by the congress chair
09:55-10:20 Lecture: Made in Flanders; Exporting Flemish Art: Artists and Artisans (1350-1750) by Joris Van Grieken, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels
10:20-11:00 Coffee and tea break
11:00-11:25 Lecture: In Spain: Flemish Art is Local by Alejandro Vergara, Senior Curator of Flemish and Northern European Paintings, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
11:25-11:50 Lecture: Atlantic Crossings: Flemish Paintings in the United States, from 1780 to the Present by Esmée Quodbach, Specialist in Provenance Resarch and the History of Collecting Dutch and Flemish Paintings, Princeton, New Jersey
11:50-12:05 Questions, remarks and discussion led by the congress chair
12:05-12:35 Case studies related to the congress theme (part 1)
1. In Context: Flemish Women Artists by Virginia Treanor, Senior Curator, National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington
2. Flemish Masters in Prussia: The Orange Heritage in Changing Times and Tastes by Katja Kleinert, Curator for Dutch and Flemish Art of the 17th Century, Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Berlin
12:35-14:00 Lunch and free time to visit the permanent collection
14:00-14:45 Case studies related to the congress theme (part 2)
3. Global Encounters in Antwerp Cabinets by Nadia Groeneveld-Baadj, Curator of Old Masters, Het Noordbrabants Museum, Den Bosch
4. “Zo’n mooie wandtapijten”, Nurturing the Global Taste for Flemish Tapestries: Elizabeth Cleland, Curator of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
5. Te maken ende te leveren: The Transport of Netherlandish Carved Altarpieces: Hannah De Moor, Collaborator Collection Management Old Masters, M Leuven and Research Fellow at Illuminare
14:45-15:00 Questions, remarks and discussion led by the congress chair
15:00-15:05 Closing of the day by the congress chair
15:45-17:15 In-depth study visits
1 – In-depth session on Antwerp altarpieces at the KMSKA with Nico Van Hout
2 – Conservation studio of the KMSKA with Gwen Borms
3 – Storage rooms of the KMSKA with Koen Bulckens
4 – Museum Mayer van den Bergh with Carl Depauw
5 – Rubens House with Bert Watteeuw
6 – St. James’s Church with Jean-Pierre De Bruyn and Bruno Aerts
7 – DIVA with Wim Nys
17:30-22:00 Drinks and congress dinner

Tuesday, 14 March 2022

Members Meeting at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp

09:15-09:45 Registration
09:45-10:00 A word from the Director of CODART
10:00-11:00 Speakers’ Corner
11:00-11:45 Coffee and tea break
11:45-12:45 Room for Debate: topic soon to be announced
12:45-13:00 Closing of the day by the congress chair
13:00-14:30 Lunch at your own leisure and time to travel to excursion venues
14:30-16:00 In-depth study visits
1 – In-depth session on Antwerp altarpieces at the KMSKA with Koen Bulckens
2 – Storage rooms of the KMSKA with Nico Van Hout
3 – St. Paul’s Church with Caroline De Wever
4 – Maagdenhuismuseum with Daniel Christiaens
5 – Museum Plantin-Moretus with Virginie d’Haene
6 – Snijders&Rockoxhuis with Hildegard Van de Velde
7 – Conservation studio and storage rooms of The Phoebus Foundation with Leen Kelchtermans and Sven Van Dorst
17:00-18:30 Farewell reception
End of program

Wednesday, 15 March 2023

Optional program CODART 24

Full day
(optional)
Full-day excursion to Ghent or to Zoutleeuw and Geel

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