CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

CODART ACHT Congress: program

CODART ACHT congress, 6-8 March 2005, Haarlem

As in previous years, this congress will be composed of a number of fixed items. The focus of this year’s CODART is Dutch and Flemish art in Swedish collections, the plenary program will provide the opportunity to learn more on this subject. The various aspects of the permanent collection will be discussed in a workshop. There is the chance to introduce a future project for which you are seeking a partner during the members meeting. Join the excursions in Haarlem, or Alkmaar & Hoorn. Your choices concerning the workshops and excursions can be made on the registration form.


The theme of three of the four workshops will be permanent collections. At each of the workshops three speakers will talk on various facets of the theme:
(1) The changing role of the curator. This workshop is chaired by Manfred Sellink, director of the Stedelijke Musea Brugge. Speakers are Roman Grigoryev (head of department of prints, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg), Bernd Wolfgang Lindemann (director, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin) and Ron Spronk (research curator, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge).
(2) Different ways of presenting the permanent collection, chaired by Peter Schoon, director of the Dordrechts Museum. Speakers are Gregor J.M. Weber (chief curator, Staatliche Museen – Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Kassel), Michiel Kersten (head of collection management and communication, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem) and Wouter Kloek (curator of special projects, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam).
(3) How to strengthen and expand permanent collections. Chaired by Peter van der Ploeg, curator of the Mauritshuis. Speakers are Paul Huijs Jansen (curator, Noordbrabants museum, Den Bosch), Peter van den Brink (director, Aachen City Museums, Aachen) and George Keyes (curator of European paintings, Detroit Institute of Fine Arts, Detroit).
(4) Inspired by the Pieter Claesz exhibition on view at the Frans Hals Museum during the congress, a workshop will also be dedicated to monographic exhibitions, chaired by Charles Dumas, RKD, The Hague. Speakers are Pieter Biesboer (curator, Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem), Quinten Buvelot (curator, Mauritshuis, The Hague) and Florence Gombert (curator, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Lille)


Participants can choose to join the excursions in Haarlem, which will include a city tour of Haarlem and a viewing of the best prints and drawings in the Teyler Museum and the Haarlem archives. An alternative excursion program offers visits to the painting collections of the West Fries Museum in Hoorn and the Stedelijk Museum in Alkmaar and a visit to the the Grote Sint Laurenskerk, where restoration of the Last Judgment by Cornelis Cornelisz Buys I on the vaulted ceilings is now in progress.

Program, as of 1 March 2005.

Sunday, 6 March
14:00-17:00 Pre-congress walking tour of Haarlem, in three groups, guides provided by the Frans Hals Museum. The tours start at the Carlton Square Hotel and end at the Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen.
Carlton Square Hotel
Baan 7
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15:00-17:00 Joint meeting of CODART board and program committee.
17:00-20:00 Registration and reception at: Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen (Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities)
Spaarne 17
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18:00-18:10 Greeting by director of CODART, Gary Schwartz, and the Royal Holland Society.
18:10-18:20 Greeting by chair of the Board of the Royal Holland Society, Ms. M.E. Bierman-Beukema toe Water. Introduction on the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities and the Hodshon House.
18:20-18:45 Tour of the Hodshon house, guided by Ms. Bierman-Beukema toe Water, Pieter Biesboer, Ms. Schölvinck and Ms. Dortland.
Monday, 7 March
08:30-09:00 Registration continues.
09:00-11:30 Opening session Dutch and Flemish art in Sweden.
The Teyler Museum
Spaarne 16
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09:00-09:15 Introduction by the first congress chair, Stephen Hartog. Welcome by Marjan Scharloo, director of the Teyler Museum, and greeting by the ambassador of Sweden, Björn Skala.
09:15-09:35 Görel Cavalli-Björkman (Stockholm, Nationalmuseum)
The Low Countries and Sweden: a history of artistic connections.
09:40-10:00 Karin Sidén (Stockholm, Nationalmuseum)
Dutch and Flemish paintings in Swedish collections.
10:05-10:25 Börje Magnusson (Swedish Academy in Rome)
Collections of Dutch and Flemish drawings in Sweden.
10:25-10:45 Discussion.
10:45-11:00 Walk to
Frans Hals Museum
Groot Heiligland 62
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11:00-11:30 Coffee
11:30-11:35 Greeting by Karel Schampers, director of the Frans Hals Museum.
11:35-11:45 Introduction to the Pieter Claesz. exhibition by Pieter Biesboer.
11:45-13:30 Visit to the exhibition and museum, buffet lunch in the museum restaurant available throughout.
13:30-13:35 Introduction to workshop sessions by the second congress chair, Gary Schwartz, in the Renaissancezaal.
13:35-13:55 Anna Somers Cocks (The Art Newspaper)
Making the most of the permanent collection.
14:10-15:25 Workshops in the Frans Hals Museum.

  • Different ways of presenting the permanent collection, chaired by Peter Schoon in the Manniëristenzaal
  • The changing role of the curator, chaired by Manfred Sellink in the Schutterszaal
  • How to strengthen and expand permanent collections, chaired by Peter van der Ploeg in the Lezingenzaal
  • Monographic exhibitionschaired by Charles Dumas in the Historische presentatiezaal
15:25-15:45 Tea break.
15:45-16:45 Presentation of results of the workshops and discussion, moderated by Anna Somers Cocks.
16:45-17:00 Walk to the town hall of Haarlem.
Grote Markt 2
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17:00-18:45 Greeting by the Mayor of Haarlem, J.J.H. Pop. Introduction to the town hall by Pieter Biesboer, author of a book on the art commissions and purchases of the city for the building. Reception offered by municipality.
19:00-23:00 Congress dinner at:
Sociëteit Trou Moet Blijcken
Grote Houtstraat 115
2011 SJ Haarlem
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Introduction to the Sociëteit Trou Moet Blijcken by Pieter Biesboer.
Tuesday, 8 March
09:00-11:15 Members’ meeting at the Teyler Museum.
09:00-19:15 Review of the year by Gary Schwartz.
09:15-09:25 Members presentation 1: Jan De Maere (Documentatie-centrum voor het Vlaamse Kunstpatrimonium, Brussels).
09:25-09:35 Members presentation 2: Olena Victorivna Zhivkova (Bogdan and Varvara Khanenko Museum of Art, Kiev).
09:35-09:45 Members presentation 3: Ron Spronk (Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge).
09:45-09:55 Members presentation 4: Lia Gorter (Stichting Cultuurinventarisatie, Amsterdam).
09:55-10:20 Coffee
10:20-10:30 Members presentation 5: Adriaan E. Waiboer (National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin).
10:30-10:40 Members presentation 6: Bob van den Boogert (Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam)
10:40-10:50 Charles Dumas (CODART program committee; The Hague, RKD = Netherlands Institute for Art History). Plans for CODART NEGEN and beyond
10:50-11:00 Introduction of new members of the CODART program committee by Stephen Hartog, committee chair.
11:00-11:15 Discussion and closing of the congress.
11:15-13:30 Visit to the Teyler Museum, with buffet lunch available throughout in the museum Tuinzaal for participants remaining in Haarlem for the afternoon.
12:15-18:00 Excursion for participants who have registered for the bus trip to Noord-Holland.
Departure, with box lunch on bus, to Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar and Westfries Museum in Hoorn.
13:30-18:00 For participants remaining in Haarlem, visits to the print & drawing collections of the Teyler Museum and the print, drawing, map and book collections of Rijksarchief Noord Holland and Archief Kennemerland.

Excursion I

13:30-13:55 Introduction to the Teyler Museum by Frank van der Velden.
13:55-14:00 The group will be divided into three and will be brought to:
  • the Studiezaal Kunstverzamelingen, where Leslie Schwartz will show a maximum of 12 participants a selection of Dutch drawings of the 17th-19th century;
  • the Grote Herenkamer; Frank van der Velden will hold a session for a maximum of12 participants of Dutch drawings of the 16th and 17th centuries. Among them, at our request, will be drawings by Goltzius from the collection of Queen Christina of Sweden;
  • the Opkamer, for a presentation for 16 participants by Marijn van Hoorn of exceptional prints and publications from the Teyler library.
15:00-15:15 Walk to
Rijksarchief in Noord-Holland (RANH)
Kleine Houtweg 18
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15:15-15:35 Welcome by Lieuwe Zoodsma, municipal archivist of Haarlem; introduction to the collections with a cup of coffee.
15:35-16:45 Visit to the depot to see the highlights of the collections of the Rijksarchief in Noord-Holland and the Archiefdienst voor Kennemerland, guided by the curators Annelies Aerts (Provinciale Atlas Noord-Holland), Bert Gerlagh (Gemeentearchief Amsterdam) and Frans Tames (Archiefdienst voor Kennemerland).
16:45-17:30 Reception in the Regentenkamer offered by the RANH.

Excursion II

12:15-13:15 Bus to Westfries Museum, lunchbox on the bus.
Westfries Museum
Rode Steen 1
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13:15-14:15 Welcome by director Ruud Spruit with a cup of coffee in the museum café. Introduction to the collection by the curator, Kees Bakker. Visit to the museum, guided by Carel de Jong, adjunct director.
14:15-15:00 Bus to Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar
Canadaplein 1
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15:00-15:10 Welcome and introduction to the collection by the director, Sandra de Vries, in the museum café, with a cup of coffee.
15:10-15:20 Introduction to the restoration of the Grote Kerk by Willem Haakma Wagenaar, in the museum café.
15:30-17:00 Visit to the museum and the Grote Kerk in three groups. Thirty minutes will be spent by each group at

  • the Grote Kerk, where Willem Haakma Wagenaar will show the various stages of the restoration (maximum of 12 participants);
  • the museum depot (maximum of 12 participants);
  • individual museum visit.
17:00-17:45 Bus to Haarlem train station.