CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide


Sunday 18 January 2015

14:00-17:00 Optional activities before the congress – choice of:
City walking tour to Spitalfields with William Palin
Walking tour with visits to dealers of Dutch and Flemish art
17:00-19:00 Registration and opening reception offered by Johnny Van Haeften (13 Duke Street, St. James’s)

Monday 19 January 2015

The National Gallery, London
Congress theme: Curators and the Art Trade: A Discussion of Opportunities and Dilemmas
Congress chair: Anja Ɯevĉík, Head of Department of Baroque Painting, Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud, Cologne

08:30-10:30 Registration and private view of the exhibition Rembrandt: The Late Works (entrance Sainsbury Wing; coffee break included)
10:30-12:45 Opening session in the theatre
10:30-10:35 Welcome
10:35-11:05 Lecture: Rembrandt, The Late Works: Thoughts on an Exhibition by Betsy Wieseman, Curator of Dutch and Flemish Painting of the National Gallery, London
11:05-11:15 Introduction to the congress program by the congress chair
11:15-11:45 Keynote lecture: The art trade and the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum: history and biography by Hugo Chapman, keeper of prints and drawings at the British Museum, London
11:45-12:15 Keynote lecture: Wilhelm Bode and his Loyal Lieutenants: the Trade in Dutch Pictures, 1879-1914 by Michael Ripps, Independent Scholar, Los Angeles
12:15-12:45 Keynote lecture: The Burlington Magazine and the Publication of Works of Art in the Trade by Bart Cornelis, Deputy Editor of The Burlington Magazine, London
12:45-14:30 Lunch in the conference rooms and free time to visit the collection
14:30-15:30 Statements on the congress theme by:
1. Jan Six, Director of Jan Six Fine Art, Amsterdam and London, Vermeer?
2. Nanne Dekking, Vice-Chairman and Worldwide Head of Private Sales, Sotheby’s, New York, Independent Scholarship, or the Emancipation of the Artwork
3. Stephanie Tasch, Director, Kulturstiftung der LÀnder, Berlin, Acquisition Funding: the Role of Foundations
15:30-16:15 Coffee and tea in the conference rooms
16:15-17:00 Discussion and closing of the day by the congress chair
19:00-22:00 Congress dinner at Bombay Brasserie (Courtfield Road)


Interior of The National Gallery London

Tuesday 20 January 2015

The Wallace Collection
Congress chair: An Van Camp, Curator of Dutch and Flemish Drawings and Prints, British Museum, London

09:30-12:15 Members’ meeting in the lecture room
09:30-09:35 Opening of the day by the congress chair
09:35-09:55 Column by CODART Director, Gerdien Verschoor
09:55-10:05 Statement by Thomas Leysen, Chair of the Friends of CODART Foundation
10:05-10:45 CODART Speakers’ Corner part 1: short presentations (seven minutes) by CODART members on current questions
10:45-11:15 Coffee and tea in the meeting room
11:15-12:05 CODART Speakers’ Corner part 2
12:05-12:15 Closing remarks
12:15-13:30 Lunch at your own expense and free time/visit the collection
14:00-16:30 Excursions
1. In-depth visit to the Wallace Collection with Lucy Davis
2. Visit to the Courtauld Gallery with Stephanie Buck and Christopher White
3. Visit to the Picture Gallery at Buckingham Palace with Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Rosanna de Sancha
4. Visit to the Study Room of the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum with An Van Camp
5. Two handling sessions at the Victoria & Albert Museum with Ana Debenedetti and Kirstin Kennedy
17:00-19:00  Informal farewell drinks offered by Sotheby’s (34-35 New Bond Street)

Interior of The Wallace Collection London

Wednesday 21 January 2015

Optional program

10:00-12:00 Visits:
1. Visit to the Queen’s House at the Royal Museums Greenwich with Christine Riding, Katy Barrett, Clara de la Pena and Sarah Maisey
2. Visit to Kenwood House with Laura Houliston
3. Visit to the Dulwich Picture Gallery with Ellinoor Bergvelt, Xavier Bray, Sorcha Ni Lideadha and Henrietta Ward
4. Exclusive preview of the exhibition Rubens and His Legacy. Van Dyck to CĂ©zanne at the Royal Academy of Arts with Nico van Hout (Note: the preview is scheduled from 8:00-10:00 am)
5. Visit to the private collection of Willem Baron van Dedem

You can also download a pdf of the program: Program CODART ACHTTIEN