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CODART NEGEN Study Trip: program

Empty landscapes, fields stretching out into the distance, and a gentle combination of nature and culture: Gelderland, Overijssel, Drenthe, Groningen and Friesland form the eastern and northern provinces of the Netherlands. Their sense of quietness and space makes them seem a long way from the dynamic cultural centers of Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam. Castles and manor houses, states (country houses on estates) and borgen (fortified manor houses in the province of Groningen) – they all lie hidden and sometimes even a little forgotten in the midst of forests or on well-maintained country estates. There certainly are some hidden treasures in store on the program for the CODART NEGEN study trip, which will take us to the outskirts of the Netherlands from 14 to 19 March. As well as these hidden collections, the program also includes museum visits. For more information on the collections and locations, with details provided for each day of the program, please see background information.

Preliminary program as of 14 February 2006


The program is subject to change. If you are attending the study trip, please keep an eye on the CODART website.

Tuesday, 14 March
16:00-17:30 Closing reception of CODART NEGEN congress, opening reception for CODART NEGEN study trip at
Kasteel Duivenvoorde
Laan van Duivenvoorde 4
NL-2252 AK Voorschoten
T +31 71 561 3752
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17:30-19:45 Bus to Best Western Dish Hotel in Enschede.
Boulevard 1945 nr 2
NL-7511 AE Enschede
T +31 53 850 6600
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Wednesday, 15 March
09:00-12:00 Visit to Rijksmuseum Twenthe
Rijksmuseum Twenthe
Lasondersingel 129-131
NL-7514 BP Enschede
T +31 53 435 8675
F +31 53 435 9002
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Welcome by the director, Dorothee Cannegieter, in the Gobelinzaal. Introduction to the collection by Paul Knolle, head of collections and curator. Visit to the exhibition Tibout Regters: the face of the 18th century, individual visit to the museum and library.
12:00-13:00 Lunch in the museum café.
13:00-13:30 By bus to Kasteel Twickel
Twickelerlaan 6
Ambt Delden
T +31 74 376 1020
F +31 74 376 4447
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13:30-14:00 Welcome at Kasteel Twickel by Jet Schadd, chief curator.
14:00-16:45 Visit in two groups to the castle, guided by Jet Schadd, and to the library and archives. Glass of wine offered by the board and the chatelain.
16:45-18:00 Bus to to private collection.
18:00-21:30 Visit to private collection including works by Dutch Old Masters form the first half of the 17th century; portraits by Jan Lievens and Frans Hals, and works by other artists such as Hendrick Avercamp, Emmanuel de Witte, Jan van Goyen and Gerard ter Borch, followed by dinner.
21:30-23:00 Bus to Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys in Groningen
Oosterstraat 53
NL-9711 NR Groningen
T +31 50 318 9502
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Thursday, 16 March
08:30-09:00 By bus or train to Assen.
09:00-12:00 Visit to the Drents Museum, welcome by director Michel van Maarseveen and curator Jan Jaap Heij in the Statenzaal.
Drents Museum
Brink 1
NL-9401 HS Assen
T +31 592 377 773
F +31 592 377 719
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09:30-12:00 Visit to the collection and depot in two groups, guided by Jan Jaap Heij and Mechteld de Bois.
12:00-13:00 Lunch at the Drents Museum.
13:00-13:30 By bus or train to the Groninger Museum
Museumeiland 1
NL-9711 ME Groningen
T +31 50 366 6555
F +31 50 312 0815
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13:30-14:00 Welcome by the director, Kees van Twist.
14:00-17:00 Visit to the museum in three groups. The groups will visit the (Groningen) masters of the 16th-18th century in the recently opened paintings reserve, guided by curator Egge Knol, and the drawings in the print room (Hofstede de Groot collection), guided by chief curator Casper Martens. Individual visit to the museum.
19:00-21:00 Dinner at the Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys in Groningen.
Friday, 17 March
08:30-09:40 By bus to Dekema State, Jelsum. The guide for this day will be Johan de Haan, whose doctorate at the University of Nijmegen in 2005 was entitled ‘Hier ziet men uit paleizen’: interiors in Groningen in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, Assen 2005. He will be joined by Lyckle de Vries, who taught art history at Groningen University from 1970 to 2000. He will fill us in on the background of the art collections in the borgen and states.
09:45-10:45 Visit to Dekema State.
10:45-11:25 By bus to Fogelsangh State, Veenklooster.
11:30-12:15 Visit to Fogelsangh State.
12:20-13:00 By bus to Borg Nienoord, Leek.
13:00-13.45 Lunch at the borg Nienoord. Possibility to visit the remainders of the 17th-century ballroom decorated by Hermannus Collenius for Anna van Ewsum and Georg Wilhelm van In- en Kniphuisen.
14:00-14:30 Visit to the funeral monument in Midwolde made by Rombout Verhulst for Anna van Ewsum and the pulpit carved by Jan de Rijk.
14:30-15:15 By bus to Menkemaborg, Uithuizen.
15:20-16:15 Visit to Menkemaborg.
16:20-17:00 By bus to Groningen.
17:00-18:00 Reception at the Town Hall of Groningen, welcome by the mayor of Groningen, Jacques Wallage.
19:00 Free evening
Hotel Schimmelpenninck Huys in Groningen.
Saturday, 18 March
08:00-09:00 Bus to Leeuwarden
09:00-12:00 Visit to the Fries Museum and Princessehof, welcome by the director of both institutions, Cees van ‘t Veen, and curator Gert Elzinga.
Fries Museum
Turfmarkt 11
NL-8911 KS Leeuwarden
T +31 58 255 5500
F +31 58 213 2271
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Princessehof Leeuwarden
Grote Kerkstraat 11
NL-8911 DZ Leeuwarden
T +31 58 294 8958
F +58 294 8968
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12:00-13:00 Lunch at the museum café.
13:00-14:15 By bus to the Hannema-de Stuers Fundatie, Kasteel Het Nijenhuis, Heino.
Museum de Fundatie
‘t Nijenhuis 10
NL-8131 RD Heino
T +31 572 38 81 88
F +31 572 39 35 15
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14:15-17:00 Welcome by director, Agnes Grondman, and lecture on Dirk Hannema by chief curator, Hildelies Balk. Visit to the collection and old drawings and prints, guided by Hildelies Balk.
17:00-17:30 By bus to Zwolle.
17:30-20:00 Visit and reception at the Stedelijk Museum Zwolle
Melkmarkt 41, Zwolle
T +31 38 421 4650
F +31 38 421 9248
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Welcome by the director, Herman Aarts. Introduction to the collection and visit to the stores, in particular the prints and drawings, guided by curator Lydie van Dijk.
20:00 Dinner and hotel in Zwolle.
Hampshire Hotel – Paping Ommen
Stationsweg 29
NL-7731 AX Ommen
T +31 529 451 945
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Sunday, 19 March
08:45-09:30 By bus to the Historisch Museum Deventer
Brink 56
NL-7411 BV Deventer
T +31 570 693 780
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09:30-11:30 Visit to Historisch Museum De Waag, Deventer. Welcome by director, Charles Boissevain. Visit to the collection, guided by Charles Boissevain, curator Petra van Bohemen, and former director Nina Herweijer. Visit to the Town hall of Deventer where De Magistraat van Deventer by Gerard ter Borch will be visited, welcome by the mayor of Deventer.
11:30-12:00 By bus to Apeldoorn
12:00-12:15 Visit to Paleis Het Loo Nationaal Museum, welcome by the director, Johan ter Molen.
Paleis Het Loo Nationaal Museum
Koninklijk Park 1
NL-7315 JA Apeldoorn
T +31 55 577 2448
F +31 55 521 9983
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12:15-13:15 Lunch offered by Koninklijke Wegener NV, Apeldoorn.
13:15-14:45 Visit to the museum, guided by curator Marieke Spliethoff. Visit to the print room with old master prints and drawings, guided by curator Renny van Heuven-van Nes.
14:45-15:00 Close of the study trip.
15:00 By bus to Apeldoorn train station, the final drop-off point.