As always, CODART has organized a number of special events and visits to institutions off the beaten track. The Museum voor Schone Kunsten will play host to sections of the congress. Excursions will give participants the opportunity to visit (private) collections, museum storage facilities and print rooms that are normally closed to the public. Ghent is home to an interesting variety of museums, collections and other art-related institutions, as well as private and public residences that illustrate the city’s renewed cultural flowering at the end of the 18th century. See Background information for more information on the locations that will be visited, the workshops and the excursions.
Requests for the workshops and excursions have been handled in the order in which they were received. Unfortunately, we could not honor every request or preference for participation in the activities. Check the list of participants (Word document, 5 pages) for details concerning your participation in the different activities.
The congress is made possible with the support of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Ghent, the Vlaamse Kunstcollectie, Ghent University, the City of Ghent, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Brussels.
Sunday, 9 March
|14:00-17:00||Pre-congress walking tour of Ghent, starting from the Ibis Gent Centrum Opera Hotel where guides will be waiting for the participants who signed up for this tour. Groups will be dropped off at 17:00 at KANTL.
Ibis Gent Centrum Opera Hotel
T +32 9 2250 707
F +32 9 2235 907
|17:00-19:00||Registration and reception at KANTL (Royal Academy of Dutch Language and Literature).
T +32 9 265 9340
F +32 9 265 9349
|18:00||Welcome by Gerdien Verschoor, Director of CODART|
Monday, 10 March
|08:45-09:00||Registration at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent
Please note: the museum will be opened that day especially for us, therefore participants are kindly asked to arrive between 08:30 and 09.00 wearing their CODART badge and to use the main entrance of the museum. At any other time the museum can only be accessed through the employee entrance, located at the rear of the building. Congress participants are kindly asked to visibly wear their CODART badge at all times whilst in the museum.
|09:00-11:00||Opening session: Dutch and Flemish art in Italy
at the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent
Ferdinand Scribedraaf 1, Citadelpark
T +32 9 240 0700
F +32 9 240 0790
|09:00-09:10||Welcome by Robert Hoozee, director of the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent.|
|09:10-09:20||Welcome by Dany Vandenbossche, Chairman of the Committee for Culture of the Flemish Parliament and Vice-Chairman of the Vlaamse Kunstcollectie.|
|09:20-09:25||Introduction to the congress program by the congress chair, Norbert Middelkoop.|
|09:25-09:50||Italy and the Low countries: current research and digitization projects at the Dutch Institute in Florence, by Gert Jan van der Sman, research curator of the Dutch University Institute for Art History, Florence.|
|09:50-10:15||Italo-fiammingo art: the assimilation and integration of two aesthetic styles, by Sandra Janssens, curator of the Musea Brugge – Groeningemuseum and Arentshuis, Bruges.|
|10:15-10:40||Dutch and Flemish drawings in the Uffizi, an update, by Wouter Kloek, curator of special projects, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.|
|10:45-11:00||Coffee break at the patio (next to the auditorium).|
|11:00-11:10||Introduction to the museum collection by Catherine Verleysen, research curator of the museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent at the auditorium.|
|11:10-12:30||Visit to the collection of the Museum voor Schone Kunsten Gent.|
|12:30-14:00||Lunch at the museum café.|
|14:00-14:20||Lecture by Lawrence Nichols, curator of European paintings and sculpture before 1900, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo.|
|14:20-14:30||Introduction to workshop sessions by the congress chair, Norbert Middelkoop.|
|16:00-16:20||Coffee break at the patio (next to the auditorium).|
|16:20-17:00||Presentation at the auditorium of results of the workshops, by workshop chairs.|
|19:00-22:00||Congress dinner at St Peter’s Abbey.
To access the Abbey for the congress dinner you must use the courtyard entrance and not the main entrance on Sint Pietersplein. Please follow these directions: when facing the St. Peters Abbey (Sint Pietersplein 9) walk right along side the Abbey till the opening gate to the courtyard. Through this gate you will find the entrance at the left corner of the courtyard.
Tuesday, 11 March
|09:00-12:00||The morning will be devoted to several excursions focusing on 18th-century interiors, paintings and prints and drawings. Please note that the number of places is limited. Registrations have been handled in the order in which they were received.|
|09:00-12:00||Excursion 1: Hôtel tour and Museum Arnold Vander Haeghen
|9:00-12:00||Excursion 2: Hôtel tour and stijlkamers (period rooms) of the Design Museum/Hôtel de Coninck.
|09:00-12:00||Excursion 3: University collection: manuscripts and works on paper.
|09:00-12:00||Excursion 4: Churches of Ghent
|12:30-14:00||Lunch at the University of Ghent (Peristilium)
T +32 9 264 31 11
|14:00-16:30||Afternoon program at the University Aula.|
|14:05-14:15||Review of the year by Gerdien Verschoor.|
|14:15-15:15||Special session on attribution, on the occasion of CODART’s tenth anniversary, in cooperation with the RKD.|
|15:30-15:40||Ghent Interfacultary Center for Art & Science (Gica&s), Max Martens (Ghent University, Ghent).|
|15:30-16:30||A new edition of Frits Lugt’s ‘Les marques de dessins & d’estampes’, Rhea Sylvia Blok (Fondation Custodia, Paris).|
|15:40-15:50||Mirror of a medieval world. The hours of Catherine of Cleves, Ruud Priem (Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen).|
|16:00-16:10||Exhibition Turmoil and tranquility: the sea through the eyes of Dutch and Flemish masters, 1550-1700, Jenny Gaschke (National Maritime Museum, London).|
|16:10-16:20||Paintings by Willem Drost (1633 – 1659) in the Hermitage. New research and hypotheses, Irina Sokolova (State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg).|
|16:20-16:30||Plans for CODART TWAALF and beyond by Norbert Middelkoop (CODART Program Committee)|
|16:30||Closing of day program by Gerdien Verschoor.|
|17:00-18:00||Closing reception at the Ghent town hall, hosted by the city of Ghent. Welcome by Mr. Lieven Decaluwe, Deputy Mayor of Culture, Tourism and Festive Events.