Study trip program
As with the study trip to the France in 2007, each museum will be asked to present CODART members with several “problem cases” from the collection. Should you wish to see and/or study specific works during the trip, please let us know in advance and we will be happy to arrange it. Please bring along your ICOM-card for all visits and excursions in Florence, Genoa and Turin. Due to different requirements from each museum, your card may be requested. Please also bring three copies of your passport for your convenience when checking in to the hotels.
Please note: The following program is subject to change. If you are joining the study trip, please visit the CODART website regularly for updates
For more background information on the places we are going to be visiting, please see background information.
Program as of 19 June 2008
|Tuesday, 24 June|
|14:00||Check in hotel
Best Western Vivahotel Santa Croce
Viale Amendola 34
|14:00-17:00||The group will assemble at the lobby of the hotel at 14:00 for a walking tour in Florence guided by Anja de Vries starting from the Best Western Vivahotel Santa Croce and ending at the Libreriacafè LaCité.|
|17:00||Drinks offered by the Royal Netherlands Embassy at
Borgo San Frediano 20rosso
T +39 055 210 387
|Wednesday, 25 June|
|08:20-09:00||Group 1 (Last names A-H) assembles at the lobby of the Best Western Vivahotel Santa Croce at 08:20 to go by public transportation to the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, accompanied by Erik Löffler and Navany Almazan.
Opificio delle Pietre Dure
Fortezza da Basso
Viale Filippo Strozzi 1
|09:00-09:45||Group 1 visits the Opificio delle Pietre Dure.|
|09:10-09:45||Group 2 (Last names K-Z) assembles at the lobby of the Best Western Vivahotel Santa Croce at 09:10 to go by public transportation to the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, accompanied by Norbert Middelkoop and Brenda Schooneveld.|
|09:45-10:30||Group 2 visits the Opificio delle Pietre Dure.|
|10:30-11:00||Both groups walk to the Galleria degli Uffizi
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
|11:00-11:45||The group will enter the reserves of the Uffizi via the Via della Nina 5.
Visit to the reserves.
|11:45-13:00||Free time and individual lunch in the Uffizi. Please note: participants must remain in the Uffizi, otherwise you will not be allowed back in for the afternoon program.|
|13:00||Groups assembles in the Uffizi at the museum café (on the roof terrace) to go to the Corridoio.|
|13:30-14:30||Walk to Palazzo Pitti through the Corridoio Vasariano.|
|17:00-19:00||Group assembles at 17:00 at the entrance of the Galleria degli Uffizi.
Galleria degli Uffizi
Piazzale degli Uffizi 6
Opening of the exhibition Dutch and Flemish Drawings from the Collections of the Printroom of the Uffizi gallery, curated by Wouter Kloek and Bert Meijer.
|20:00||Reception and dinner at the NIKI, offered by the NIKI and the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
Istituto Universitario Olandese di Storia dell’Arte (NIKI)
Viale Torricelli 5
|Thursday, 26 June|
|07:45-08:00||Check out of the hotel and load luggage in the bus.|
|08:00-08:30||Assemble at 08:00 in the lobby of the hotel to walk to the Palazzo Pitti.|
|08:30-11:45||Visit to the Palazzo Pitti/Galleria Palatina
Piazza Pitti 1
– Visit to the exhibition Florence and the ancient Netherlands 1430-1530, artistic dialogues: from Jan van Eyck to Ghirlandaio, from Memling to Raphael…
– Introduction to the history of the collection by Dr. Serena Padovani, director of the Galeria Palatina.
– Visit to the Galleria Palatina, guided by Dr. Padovani and Dr. Marco Chiarini, former director of Galleria Palatina and compiler of catalogues and exhibitions of Dutch and Flemish art in Italy, to discuss several “problem cases” from the collection. They can be found on the website of the Polo museale, under the inventory 1890 and inventory 1912, see www.polomuseale.firenze.it/archivi/. The paintings are inv.1912 nn. 141, 424, 437; inv.1890, nn.774, 1274.
|11:45-12:15||Walk from the Palazzo Pitti/Galleria Palatina to the Porta Romana, where the bus will be waiting for us.|
|12:15-14:00||Travel by bus to Castelnuovo Magra.|
|14:00-14:45||Visit to Santa Maria Maddalena (Calvary attributed to Pieter Brueghel II the Younger; Crucifixion attributed to Van Dyck) in Castelnuovo Magra.|
|14:45-16:00||Travel by bus to San Michele di Pagana. For the following visits to the churches we will be accompanied by Prof. Maria Clelia Galassi from the University of Genoa.|
|16:00-16:45||Visit to San Michele (altarpiece Christ on the cross with St. Francis, St. Bernhard and the donor, Francesco Orero by Anthony van Dyck) in San Michele di Pagana.|
|16:45-17:00||Travel by bus to Santa Margherita Ligure.|
|17:00-17:30||Visit to San Lorenzo della Costa (triptych by the Master of San Lorenzo della Costa of 1499, executed in Bruges for a Genovese merchant) in Santa Margherita Ligure.|
|17:30-18:30||Travel by bus to Genoa.|
|18:30||Check in hotel
Jolly Hotel Plaza
Via Martin Piaggio 11
|Friday, 27 June|
|08:00-08:15||The group assembles in the lobby of the hotel for walk to the Il Gesu, accompanied by Ms. Raffaella Besta of the Museo Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rossi.|
|08:15-08:45||Visit to Il Gesu, viewing of two altarpieces by Rubens with a introduction by Paul Huvenne, director of the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp.
Via cardinal boetto
|08:45-09:00||Walk to the San Donato.|
|09:00-09:30||Visit to San Donato, viewing of the altarpiece The adoration of the magi by Joos van Cleve.
Via San Donato 10
|09:30-09:45||Walk to the Santa Maria di Castello.|
|09:45-10:15||Visit to Santa Maria di Castello, viewing of Annunciation by Justus von Ravensburg.
Santa Maria di Castello
Salita Santa Maria di Castello 15
|10:15-10:45||Walk to Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola.|
|10:45-12:30||Visit to Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola
Piazza Pellicceria 1
Welcome by the director, Ms. Farida Simonetti.
Group assambles at 14:00 at the main entrance of the Palazzo Rosso.
|14:00-16:30||Visit to the Museo Palazzo Bianco and Palazzo Rosso
Via Garibaldi 11 and 18
Introduction to the history of collections in Genoa by Prof. Piero Boccardo. Visit in groups to the reserves of 15th-, 16th- and 17th-century paintings and a visit to the drawings collection.
|19:30-20:00||Group assembles at the lobby of the hotel to go by public transportation to the Palazzo del Principe.|
|20:00||Dinner at Palazzo del Principe
Piazza del Principe 4
|Saturday, 27 June|
|07:30-08:00||Check out of the hotel and load luggage in the bus.|
|08:00-10:00||Travel by bus to Turin.|
|10:00||Check in hotel. If your room is not available yet, you can leave your luggage in the luggage room.
Le Petit Hotel
Via San Francesco d’Assisi 21
|10:45-11:00||The group assembles at 10:45 at the lobby of the hotel to walk to the Galleria Sabauda
Via Accademia delle Scienze 4
|11:00-13:30||Visit to the Galleria Sabauda. Welcome by the director, Dr. Paola Astrua. Introduction on the history of the collection, with special attention to the Dutch and Flemish art and the plans for the new gallery in the Palazzo Reale by soprintendente Dr. Carla Enrica Spantigati.|
|15:00-18:00||The group assembles at the main entrance of the Palazzo Madama – Museo Civico d’Arte Antica
– Guided visit to the collection of Palazza Madama – Museo Civico d’Arte Antica from 15:00-16:30.
– Coffee break at the museum cafe from 16:30-17:00.
– Viewing of Très Belles Heures de Notre Dame de Jean de Berry codex illuminated by Jan Van Eyck, with Simonetta Castronovo, curator of decorative arts from 17:00-18:00 and time for questions about the collection.
|19:30||Farewell dinner at
Ristorante Il Monferatto
Via Monferrato 6
|Sunday, 29 June|
|09:00-12:00||Presentation by Prof. Gianni Carlo Sciolla of the University of Turin (location to be announced) and walking tour of Turin, guided by Prof. Gianni Carlo Sciolla.|
|12:00||End of study trip.
For participants flying from Milan, please see your study trip folder for some helpful information on transportation.