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Wednesday 19 June (optional): Skokloster Castle

On Wednesday, participants can opt for a special visit to Skokloster Castle, a remarkable estate an hour and a half away from Stockholm. This is a full-day excursion that includes transport, coffee and lunch and ends in Stockholm at around 17:00. There is limited capacity for this excursion and priority will be given to Members. Associate members and Friends of CODART will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified as soon as a spot is available.

Skokloster Castle

Built between 1654 and 1676, Skokloster is considered one of the best kept Baroque castles of Europe. The castle was commissioned by military commander Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel but was never fully completed. This resulted in an unfinished banqueting hall and the presence of building tools that remained in the building. Most of the castle has remained in its original state for over 300 years.

Skoklosters Slott, Skokloster
Photo: MyMichelle (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Skokloster’s well-preserved rooms contain diverse collections of paintings, furniture, textiles, silver and glass tableware, as well as books and weapons. They include a collection of 1,000 paintings, 600 of which are portraits dating from the fifteenth century to 1961. Other genres, such as landscapes, still lifes, history paintings, genre paintings and religious works, are also well-represented. There are notable works by Jacques Jordaens, Roelant Savery, Gerard van Honthorst, Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Jan Steen and Salomon Koninck. Highlights include Joseph and his Brothers by Van den Eeckhout and The Holy Family in a Boat by Jordaens.

One of the rooms at Skokloster Castle Photo by: Holger.Ellgaard (CC-SA 3.0)

One of the rooms at Skokloster Castle. On the right a portrait of Anna Margareta von Haugwitz, Count Carl Gustaf Wrangel’s wife
Photo by: Holger.Ellgaard (CC-SA 3.0)

Jan Steen (1625/1626–1679), <em>Winter Landscape</em>, ca. 1650, Skokloster Castle

Jan Steen (1625/1626–1679), Winter Landscape, ca. 1650,
Skokloster Castle

Program

Wednesday, 19 June 2023

08:00 – 09:30
Travel from Stockholm to Skokloster by coach
09:30 – 10:00
Coffee at Skokloster Castle Café and welcome by Museum Director Jessica Söderqvist and Marika Bogren, Manager of the historic houses collections
10:00 – 12:00 Group 1: Guided tour of the Castle: Introduction to the Castle and the Collections, Inger Olovsson and Jonas Häggblom, Curators of the Skokloster Castle Collections

Group 2: The History of the Painting Collection by Ann-Cathrin Rothlind (Paintings conservator and keeper of the Skokloster Castle collection of paintings, Department of Collections and Research, The National Museum) and in-depth session on Unattributed masterpieces in the collection: Connoisseurship and technical studies of artworks. Preservering the autenticity and the value of the artworks in the context of the historic house.

12:00 – 13:00
Lunch at Skokloster Castle Café
13:00 – 15:00
Group 1: The History of the Painting Collection by Ann-Cathrin Rothlind and in-depth session on Unattributed masterpieces in the collection: Connoisseurship and technical studies of artworks. Preservering the autenticity and the value of the artworks in the context of the historic house.

Group 2: Guided tour of the Castle: Introduction to the Castle and the Collections, Inger Olovsson and Jonas Häggblom

15:30 – 16:00
Departure from Skokloster Castle
End of program

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

Extra fee and limited capacity

An extra fee  of 65 euros is charged for this optional full-day excursion, which includes transportation, entrance fee to the castle, the guided tours, coffee breaks, and lunch. There is limited capacity for this excursion and priority will be given to Members. Associate members and Friends of CODART will be placed on a waiting list and will be notified as soon as a spot is available.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact the CODART office:
Moos Engelbertink, event manager
events@codart.nl