CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide



  • CODART DRIE pre-congress reception, Maastricht (19 March 2000)
  • Congress, Antwerp (20-21 March)
  • Study trip to Andalucia (22-23 March), Madrid (24-25, 27 March), El Escorial, Segovia and La Granja (26 March) and Toledo (28 March)

All dates are in the year 2000 unless otherwise specified.

Committee for CODART DRIE (installed at members meeting, 21 March, Antwerp):
Eliska Fucikova
Ronda Kasl
Karl Sch√ľtz
Pilar Silva
Paul Vandenbroeck
Alexander Vergara

Participants in congress and study trip

Mr. and Mrs. Jose Luis Alvarez, Madrid
American Belgian Association, Antwerp
Artesia Bank, Brussels and Antwerp
Dr. Wim Blockmans, Leiden
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
Fundación Casa de Alba, Palacio de Liria, Madrid
Committee for the Netherlands-Flemish Cultural Treaty
Maria Lourdes Cruz, Madrid
Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Madrid
Galerie Jan De Maere, Brussels
Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp
Mercatorfonds, Antwerp
Museo L√°zaro Galdiano, Madrid
Museo del Prado, Madrid
Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid
Museum Mayer Van den Bergh, Antwerp
Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid
Royal Netherlands Consulate-general, Antwerp
Royal Netherlands Embassy, Madrid
TEFAF, Maastricht
Voyage & Culture, Amsterdam

P.O. Box 162
NL-3600 AD Maarssen
The Netherlands
T +31 346 580 553
F +31 346 580 554

Gary Schwartz, Director

  • General organizer of CODART DRIE, assisted by his wife, Loekie Schwartz.

Henk van der Walle, Chairman of the Board of Trustees

  • Aided in bringing in speakers from Dutch government.
  • Participated in congress.
  • Participated in study trip.

Wim Jacobs, Secretary-Treasurer

  • Organized material and financial aid in preparations for congress.
  • Participated in congress and study trip.

Paul Huvenne, board member (see under Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen)

Artesia Banking Corporation Trierstraat 25 B-1040 Brussels Belgium T +32 2 285 2301 F +32 285 1308

  • Chief sponsor
  • Provided meeting hall and amenities at the Antwerp office of the bank, Meir 85.
  • Offered reception and dinner.
  • Admitted congress to art collection of the bank.
  • Presented participants with book on the collection.

Mr. Christian Pinte, Co-director

  • Approved sponsoring, followed developments from afar.

(Mr. Jan Martens: see under Mercatorfonds)

Mr. and Mrs. Jose Luis Alvarez
Avenida de los Madro√Īos 4
T +34 91 759 2130
F +34 91 435 4049

  • Received study trip in their home, showed their collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings, 27 March.
  • Offered study trip lunch.

American Belgian Association of Antwerp
Venusstraat 17
B-2000 Antwerpen
T +32 3 232 9216
F +32 3 226 3796

  • Location of reception and dinner, 20 March.

Mr. Dirk Moonen, Secretary General

  • Coordinator of reception and dinner, 20 March.

Belgian Embassy, Flemish Delegation
Koninginnegracht 86
NL-2514 AJ The Hague
The Netherlands
T +31 70 416 8101
F +31 70 416 8103

  • Consulted on congress

Mr. Jos Aelvoet, Attaché of the Flemish Community

  • Consulted on congress, provided contacts.
  • Participated in congress.

Dr. Wim Blockmans, Professor of Medieval History
Rijksuniversiteit Leiden
Postbus 9515
NL-2300 RA Leiden
The Netherlands
T +31 71 527 2707
F +31 71 527 2652

  • Lectured at congress, 20 March, on Charles I and the birth of Habsburg iconography.

Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht
P.O. Box 1735
NL-6201 BS Maastricht
The Netherlands
T +31 43 329 0190
F +31 43 329 0199

  • Provided reception and dinner on eve of congress, 19 March.
  • Offered free admission to congress participants on 19 March and kept the galleries open for them after closing time.
  • Coordinated project meetings with CODART members from Romania and the Czech Republic and paid their way to Maastricht.

Alexander van Grevenstein, Director

  • Hosted reception, welcomed participants.

Peter van den Brink, Curator


  • Coordinator of all activities involving the Bonnefantenmuseum and CODART.
  • Spoke at members’ meeting on the collaborative projects that came out of CODART TWEE.

Committee for the Flemish-Netherlands Cultural Treaty
Hertogstraat 41
B-1000 Brussels
F +32 2 502 8436

Mr. Wilfred Vandaele, Secretary General

  • Addressed congress on history of Flemish-Netherlands cultural collaboration, 20 March.

Ms. Maria Lourdes Cruz
Avda. General Perón, 32- 13H
E-28020 Madrid
F +34 91 556 3542

  • guided study trip in Andalusia and Madrid.

Dr. Guy Delmarcel, Professor of Art History, University of Leuven
Sint-Beggastraat 3
B-2800 Mechelen
T +32 15 211 337

  • Consulted on congress and study trip.

Flemish Ministry of Culture
Martelaarsplein 7
B-1000 Brussels
T +32 2 553 2811
F +32 2 553 2805

Mr. Bert Anciaux, Vlaams Minister van Cultuur, Jeugd, Stedelijk Beleid, Huisvesting en Brusselse Aangelegenheden

  • Invited to speak at congress, delegated in his place the head of his cabinet, Walter Moens.

Mr. Walter Moens, Kabinetschef van Minister Anciaux

  • Addressed the congress on the willingness of the Flemish Ministry of Culture to support CODART.

Mr. Jos Van Rillaer, Directeur-generaal van de Administratie Cultuur van het Ministerie van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap
Parochiaanstraat 15
B-1000 Brussel
T +32 2 553 6865
F +32 2 553 6969

  • Attended congress dinner, 20 March, consulted on financing Flemish-Dutch collaboration in CODART.

Foundation for Cultural Inventory
Sarphatistraat 84hs
NL-1018 GS Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 624 4710
F +31 2- 624 4710

Ms. Lia Gorter, Director

  • Assisted in contacts with Russian guest delegated to congress.
  • Participated in congress.
  • Participated in study trip.

Mr. Bernard Vermet, Associate

  • Consulted on study trip, provided vital recommendations.
  • Participated in congress.
  • Participated in study trip.

Fundación Carlos de Amberes, Madrid
Calle Claudio Coello 99
E-28006 Madrid
T +34 91 435 2201
F +34 91 578 1092

  • Received study trip in the Foundation exhibition hall, 24 March.

Ms. Catherine Geens, Director

  • Compiled list of invitees for reception, coordinated activities.

Ms. Frieda Lamberechts, Associate for Public Relations

  • Assisted in arrangements.

Mr. Santiago Saavedra, Board Member

  • Consulted on study trip.

Fundaci√≥n “Casa de Alba”
Palacio de Liria
Calle Princesa 20
E-28008 Madrid
T+34 91 547 5302
F +34 91 541 0377

  • Admitted 25 participants in the study trip to the Palacio de Liria, 24 March

Ms. Alicia Manso, secretary to the Duque de Alba

  • Processed request for admission, contact person at the foundation

Mr. Isaac Pescador Sesmero, Associate

  • Guided study trip through palace

Galerie Jan De Maere, Brussels
9 rue des Minimes
B-1000 Brussels
T +32 2 502 2400 | +32 7573 3400
F +32 2 502 0750

  • Sponsored drinks and snacks at the study trip reception at Fundaci√≥n Carlos de Amberes, 24 March.

Mr. Jan De Maere, Director

  • Approved sponsoring.
  • Participated in congress.

Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam
P.O. Box 76709
1070 KA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T +31 20 305 4545
F +31 20 305 4500

  • Founding institution behind CODART.
  • Made services and funding available for all aspects of organizing CODART DRIE.

Rik Vos, Director

Wim Jacobs, Director of Operations (see under CODART)

Floortje Kok, Associate
T +31 20 305 4506

  • Coordinated travel arrangements for guest delegates from eastern Europe.
  • Provided general office support.

Peter van Lieshout, Head of Financial Department
T +31 20 305 4510

  • Coordinated finances.
  • Arranged for reimbursement of travel expenses for speakers and guest delegates.
  • Came to Antwerp to disburse per diem payments to guest delegates from eastern Europe.

Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen
Plaatsnijdersstraat 2
B-2000 Antwerpen
T +32 3 238 7809
F +32 3 248 0810

  • Provided sponsoring in the form of making auditorium and lobby available for closing session and reception, 21 March.
  • Admitted participants free of charge during congress.

Paul Huvenne, Director

  • As board member of CODART, was instrumental in bringing speakers from the Flemish government to the congress.
  • Approved sponsoring.
  • Addressed congress at closing session, 21 March.
  • Participated in congress.
  • Participated in study trip.

Ben van Beneden, Administrator

  • Arranged for museum press conference to be opened to announcement of CODART DRIE.
  • Supervised activities in museum pertaining to CODART.

Lina Looykens, Assistant to Director

  • Maintained communications between museum and CODART.

Paul Vandenbroeck, Curator

  • Consulted on congress and study trip.
  • Participated in congress.
  • Participated in study trip, spoke to participants on issues he had studied.

Meir 85
B-2000 Antwerpen
T + 32 3 202 7260
F +32 3 231 1319

  • As main cultural organization operating under auspices of Artesia Bank, served as intermediary between the bank and CODART.

Mr. Jan Martens, Director

  • Successfully submitted sponsoring proposal to board of Artesia Bank.
  • Delegated practicalities to staff of Mercatorfonds.
  • Chose menu and wines for dinner on 20 March.
  • Hosted congress dinner, 20 March.
  • Addressed congress on history of art collection of Artesia Bank and opened collection to participants, 21 March.
  • Presented participants with book on collection in Dutch and French editions published by Mercatorfonds for the bank.

Mr. Dirk Vandenmeulebroeke, Editor

  • Chose location for congress dinner, sampled fare with Gary Schwartz.
  • Mediated in approach to representative of Flemish Minister of Culture who spoke at congress.

Ms. Bea Swaegers, Administrator

  • Coordinated all activities in Artesia Bank related to CODART DRIE.


  • Travel agency handling arrangements for Voyage & Culture

Amsterdam (Gemma Entjes)
T +31 20 685 1711
F +31 20 685 3985

T+34 91 456 8755

T +34 952 367 110

Museo L√°zaro Galdiano
Calle Serrano 122
E-28006 Madrid
T +34 91 561 6084

  • Offered the study trip free admission and guided tours on a closed Monday, 27 March.

Ms. Mercedes Royo-Villanova (Mrs. Jose Luis Alvarez), trustee and research curator

  • Facilitated and organized all arrangements between CODART and museum.
  • Consulted with study trip participants on attributions.
  • (See under Alvarez.)

Ms. Marina Cano Cuesta, Curator

  • Received study trip in museum, 27 March.

Museo del Prado
Paseo del Prado s/n
E-28014 Madrid

C. Ruiz de Alarcón 23, 6e planta
E-28014 Madrid
T +34 91 330 2824
F +34 91 330 2857

  • Accepted invitations to director (later cancelled) and curators to speak at congress.
  • Admitted study trip on closed Monday, 27 March.

Ms. Rocio Arnaez, Curator
T +34 91 420 2836
F +34 91 420 0794

  • Accompanied study trip to lunch at Alvarezes.
  • Offered to serve as contact person in Prado for CODART members in need of photographs or other services.

Dr. Fernando Checa, Director General

  • Supported participation of curators in congress and study trip.
  • Made museum available free of charge to study trip on closed Monday, 27 March.
  • Accepted invitation to speak at congress, later cancelled.

Dr. Pilar Silva, Curator T +34 91 330 2824 F +34 91 330 2851 E

  • Spoke at congress, 20 March.
  • Participated in congress.
  • Received study trip and discussed with us collection of early Netherlandish paintings.

Dr. Alexander Vergara
T +34 91 330 2824
F +34 91 330 2852

  • Consulted with CODART on congress and study trip, from April 1999 on.
  • Served as liaison with the other contacts in the Prado during preparatory stages.
  • Accepted invitation to speak at congress (cancelled on account of illness).
  • Received study trip and discussed with us collection of Dutch and Flemish paintings.

Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza
Palacio de Villahermosa
Paseo del Prado 8
E-28014 Madrid
T +34 91 420 3944
F +34 91 420 2780

  • Received study trip for a short meeting with the chief curator, 24 March

Mr. Emil Bosshard, Restorer

Thyssen-Bornemisza Foundation
Villa Favorita
CH-6976 Castagnola
T +41 91 972 1741
F +41 91 971 6151

  • Accepted invitation to receive study trip on 24 March, was obliged to cancel.

Dr. Tomas Llorens, Chief Curator

  • On short nortice, met with study trip in entrance hall, 24 March.

Museum Mayer van den Bergh
Lange Gasthuisstraat 19
B-2000 Antwerpen
T +32 3 232 4237
F +32 3 231 7335

  • Offered congress participants free admission on a day when the museum was closed to the public.

Mr. Hans Nieuwdorp, Chief Curator

  • Received participants, spoke briefly on history and collection of the museum.
  • Participated in congress.
  • Participated in study trip, spoke to participants on issues he has studied.

Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Europaweg 4
P.O. Box 25000
2700 LZ Zoetermeer
The Netherlands
T +31 79 323 2323
F +31 79 323 2320 W

  • Supports CODART program through HGIS-Cultuur fund.

Dr. F. van der Ploeg, State Secretary for Culture.

  • Invited to speak at congress, delegated in his place the secretary-general of the ministry, P.H. Holthuis.

Mr. P.H. Holthuis, Secretary-General

  • Addressed congress on CODART prospects for operation as Netherlands-Flemish project, 21 March.

Mr. Roel van de Ven, Bureau for International Cultural Policy

  • Consulted on program for closing session of congress, 21 March.

Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Bezuidenhoutseweg 67
P.O. Box 20061
2500 EB The Hague
The Netherlands
T +31 70 348 4660
F +31 70 348 4418

  • Supports CODART program through HGIS-Cultuur fund.
  • Participated in congress through presence of keynote speaker Dr. Ad Koekkoek.
  • Supported study trip through activities of Royal Netherlands Embassy in Madrid and Ambassador Jan d’Ansembourg.

Dr. Ad Koekkoek, Ambassador for International Cultural Cooperation

  • Spoke keynote address at congress, 20 March.

Patrimonio Nacional Palacio Real Bailen s/n E-28071 Madrid Spain T +34 91 454 8700 F +34 91 454 8831

  • Coordinated and facilitated study trip visits to the Descalzas Reales and Royal Palace on 25 March and to El Escorial and La Granja on 26 March.
  • Delegated curators of above institutions to meet and guide study group.
  • Admitted study group without charge to the above.

Duque de San Carlos, Presidente del Consejo de Administración

  • Approved study trip request for meetings with curators.
  • Facilitated other visits in Madrid.
  • Attended reception and dinner for study trip at residence of the Dutch ambassador, 27 March.

Dr. Pilar Benito García, Curator of the Royal Palace

  • Received study trip and guided us through royal palace, 25 March.

Ms. Rosario Diez del Corral Garnica, Department of Cultural Programs

  • Processed application for admission and for meetings with curators.
  • Coordinated and monitored arrangements.

Dr. Concha Herrero, Curator of Tapesties
T +34 91 547 5350
F +34 91 454 8721

  • Consulted on preparations for study trip.

Dr. Letitia Sánchez, Curator of the Real Monasterio de La Encarnación

  • Agreed to guide study group on 25 March, cancelled on account of feast of Incarnation that day.

Dr. Ana García Sanz, Curator of Descalzas Reales
T +34 91 454 8700, extension 7513

  • Consulted on preparations for study trip.
  • Received and guided us through convent of Descalzas Reales, 25 March.

Royal Netherlands Consulate-general, Antwerp
Uitbreidingsstraat 86
B-2600 Berchem
T +32 3 287 0830
F +32 3 281 4331

  • Invited participants in congress to closing reception in Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, 21 March.

Mr. David van Iterson, Consul-General

  • Consulted on and supported all aspects of congress from spring 1999 on.
  • Hosted reception on 21 March.

Ms. Dienske Keijser, Associate

  • Assisted with finding hotels in Antwerp for congress.
  • Coordinated activities.

Royal Netherlands Embassy, Brussels
Hermann Debrouxlaan 48
B-1160 Brussel
T +32 2 679 1711
F +32 2 679 1773

Mr. Frans Bijvoet, Gevolmachtigd Minister

  • Attended closing session of congress, 21 March, and reception.
  • Consulted on plans for pursuing European funding for CODART.

Royal Netherlands Embassy, Madrid Avenida Comandante Franco,
32 E-28016 Madrid Spain
T +34 91 353 2913
F +34 91 350 3918

  • Supported study trip, facilitated contacts and arrangements.

Count Jan de Marchant et d’Ansembourg, Ambassador

  • Encouraged CODART to visit Spain, showed strong interest in our activities from the start.
  • Provided accommodations for Loekie and Gary Schwartz on their preparatory trip of December 1999.
  • Provided introductions and recommendations to several destinations of study trip.
  • As board member of Fundaci√≥n Carlos de Amberes, arranged for terms of our reception there.
  • Received study trip at the residence for a dinner hosted by himself and his wife Nicole.

Karen Wester, cultural attaché
T +34 91 353 2915
F +34 91 359 2150

  • Consulted on preparations of study trip.
  • Coordinated arrangements for visits in Madrid.

Royal Netherlands Embassy, Moscow
Kalasny Pereulok 6
103009 Moscow
T +7 095 797 2900
F +7 095 797 2904
E nederl@DOL.RU

Mr. Jan Hesselink, Embassy Counsel for Culture
Ms. Femke Prins, Department of Culture

  • Assisted in invitations to and travel arrangements for congress delegates from Russia.

Rubenianum and Nationaal Centrum voor de Plastische Kunsten van de 16de en 17de Eeuw
Kolveniersstraat 20
B-2000 Antwerpen
T +32 3 232 3920
F +32 3 231 9387

  • Received congress, provided lecture, tea and tour, without charge.

Mr. Arnout Balis, Associate

  • Consulted on preparations for congress.
  • Substituted for Alexander Vergara at last minute to speak at congress on Rubens in Spain, 20 March.
  • Addressed congress at Rubenianum, lectured on history and activities of the Rubenianum and the Center.
  • Participated in congress.

Dr. Frans Baudouin, Director

  • Accepted invitation to address congress at reception in Rubenianum, 20 March, but was obliged to cancel on account of illness.

Ms. Nora De Poorter, Associate

  • Coordinated visit of congress to Rubenianum, 20 March.
  • Guided tour of facilities, 20 March.

Dr. Hans Vlieghe, Associate

  • Consulted on congress.

Stichting Ons Erfdeel
Murissonstraat 260
B-8930 Rekkem
T +32 56 411 201
F +32 56 414 707

Mr. Jozef Deleu, Director

  • Agreed for Ons Erfdeel to be represented at congress.
  • Recommended Luc Devoldere as speaker.

Mr. Luc Devoldere, Adjunct Editor-in-Chief

  • Spoke at congress, 21 March, on Ons Erfdeel as a Flemish-Dutch cultural institution.
  • Participated in congress.

The TEFAF Group
P.O. Box 1035
NL-5200 BA ‘s-Hertogenbosch
The Netherlands
T +31 73 614 5165
F +31 73 614 7360

  • Offered free admission to the European Fine Arts Fair, Maastricht, on 18 and 19 March.

Mr. Paul Hustinx, Director

  • Approved sponsoring.
  • Delegated effectuation of sponsoring activity to staff.

Voyage & Culture
Prinsengracht 783-785
1017 JZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T+31 20 623 8368
F+31 20 626 2820

  • Organized travel arrangements for study trip.

Paul Vigeveno, Director

Kirsten Veerman, Office manager

Renske Ros, Associate