CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

CODART TIEN Congress: program

Congress program

As always, CODART has organized a number of special events and visits to institutions off the beaten path. The Fondation Custodia, the École du Louvre and the INHA will play host to sections of the congress. Excursions will give participants the opportunity to visit (private) collections, museum storages and print rooms that are normally closed to the public. Paris is home to an enormous variety of museums, private collections and other art-related institutions. With its cafĂ©s, restaurants, parks and promenades along the Seine, the “city of light” is the perfect backdrop for several days of intensive museum networking. See Workshops, excursions and institutions for more information on the locations that will be visited.

Please note: Because of the overwhelming interest in the CODART TIEN congress in Paris, some receptions, workshops and excursions are fully booked. Unfortunately, we could not honor every request or preference for participation in the activities. As we have informed you in advance, requests have been handled in the order in which they are received. Check the list of participants for details concerning your participation in the different activities. Please bring your passport for all visits and excursions in Paris. Due to safety instructions, museums and other cultural institutions may request your identification.

Download the list of participants, including registration details (workshops and excursions).

Program, as of 1 March 2007

Sunday, 11 March
14:00-16:30 Registration at the Fondation Custodia (Collection Frits Lugt)
121 rue de Lille
F-75007 Paris
T +33 1 4705 7519
F +33 1 4555 6535
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(Public transport – Metro: AssemblĂ©e Nationale, Bus: 63, 73, 83, 84, 94)
14:00-16:30 Visit to the paintings in the Collection Frits Lugt in groups of 15 persons, guided by curators Hans Buijs, Rhea Blok and assistant curator CĂ©cile Tainturier. Please note: there will be an opportunity to visit the Rembrandt exhibition at 19:00, exclusively for CODART.
16:30-19:00 Free time.
19:00-20:15 Visit to the exhibition Rembrandt
 bouquet final: Dessins du Kupferstichkabinett de Berlin. Participants will be welcomed with a drink, offered by the Fondation Custodia.
Registration (on the 1st floor) continues.
20:15 Buffet dinner offered by the Fondation Custodia. Welcome by MĂ ria van Berge-Gerbaud, director of Fondation Custodia and Gerdien Verschoor, director of CODART.
Monday, 12 March
08:45-09:00 Registration at the École du Louvre.
09:00-11:00 Opening session: Dutch and Flemish art in France
at the École du Louvre
Palais du Louvre. Porte Jaujard
Place du Carrousel
75038 Paris cedex 01
T +33 1 5535 1800
F +33 1 4260 4036
(Public transport – Metro: Tuileries, Palais Royal/MusĂ©e du Louvre or Louvre-Rivoli)
09:00-09:10 Welcome by Philippe Durey, director of the École du Louvre.
09:10-09:20 Word by Jan Hoekema, ambassador for international cultural cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Hague.
09:20-09:25 Introduction to the congess program by the congress chair, Norbert Middelkoop.
09:25-09:40 Lecture 1: Flemish and Dutch drawings in the Musée du Louvre, Carel van Tuyll van Serooskerken, chief curator of the department of prints and drawings, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
09:40-10:10 Lecture 2: Dutch and Flemish paintings in the Musée du Louvre, Blaise Ducos, curator of 17th-and 18th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings
Early Netherlandish painitings in the Musée du Louvre, Cécile Scailliérez, curator of the department of paintings, Musée du Louvre, Paris.
10:10-10:30 Lecture 3: Collecting Netherlandish art in France in the 17th and 18th centuries, Sophie Raux, Université Charles de Gaulle, Lille.
10:30-10:45 Discussion.
10:45-11:00 Walk in 5 groups to the Musée du Louvre. Please see the list of participation in CODART TIEN activities and bring your passport.
11:00-12:30 Visit to the Musée du Louvre
36, quai du Louvre
F-75058 Paris
T +33 1 4020 5050
F +33 1 4020 5442
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Excursion to the collections of the museum in five groups (There were a limited number of places available. Requests have been handled in the order in which they were received):
(1A and 1B) Paintings, guided by curators Blaise Ducos and Cécile Scailliérez.
(2A and 2B) Prints and drawings, guided by chief curator Carel van Tuyll van Serooskerken and TBA.
(3) Decorative arts (Maximilian tapestries), guided by chief curator Marc Bascou.
13:00-14:30 Lunch (individual)
13:00-14:30 Excursion 0: Visit to l’HĂŽtel Lambert. The magnificent 17th-century building on the Ile Saint-Louis, is now owned by the Rothschild family and is known for its decoration. It is not normally accessible to the public, but will be opened on this occasion for a group of 21 CODART members (see the congress list of participants, requests have been handled in the order in which they have been received). On view will be the works created especially for the HĂŽtel Lambert by Herman Swanevelt and Jan Asselijn, as well as gold-leather wall coverings thought to have been painted by a student of Rembrandt. The group will gather at the main entrance (pyramid) of the MusĂ©e du Louvre at 13:00. Hans Buijs, Alexandre Cojannot and BĂ©nĂ©dicte Gady will guide the group. Please note that there is little time for lunch. Group will be dropped off at the INHA.
14:30-17:30 Afternoon program at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art
2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris
T +33 1 47 038 900
F +33 1 47 038 636
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The INHA is located in the famous covered passage known as the Galerie Colbert.
14:30-14:40 Welcome and introduction by the director of Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, Antoinette Le Normand-Romain.
14:40-15:00 Flemish and Dutch art in French provincial museums: a brief historical survey, Diederik Bakhuÿs, head of the department of drawings, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Rouen.
15:00-15:05 Introduction to workshop sessions by the congress chair, Norbert Middelkoop.
15:05-15:15 Workshop chairs assisted by a CODART/INHA associate bring the groups, according to the list of participants and colors on the badges, to the workshop rooms.
15:15-16:45 Workshops (Please see the list of participation in CODART TIEN activities. Registrations have been handled in the order in which they are received.):

  • (1) Technical research and the museum curator: possibilities and limitations. Chaired by Edwin Buijsen, curator research and technical documentation, Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague.
  • (2) The exhibition catalogue: curse or blessing? Chaired by Axel RĂŒger, director, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.
  • (3) Professionalizing the muses: in how far do curator studies matter? Chaired by Manfred Sellink, director, Musea Brugge, Bruges.
  • (4) The “authentic” interior: toward the limits of ambition. Chaired by Stephen Hartog, consultant, Insitituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam.
  • (5) Curator in a small museum: ambitions and challenges. Chaired by Helen Wustefeld, director, Kasteel-Museum Sypesteyn, Loosdrecht.
16:45-17:00 Coffee.
17:00-17:30 Presentation of results of the workshops, by workshop chairs.
17:30-18:30 Free time.
18:30-20:00 Reception at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador, Hugo Siblesz.
Royal Netherlands Embassy
Hîtel d’Avray
85 rue de Grenelle
75007 Paris
Metro: Rue du Bac or Solferino (line 12)
Please note: no admission without invitation (you will receive the invitation upon registration).
Tuesday, 13 March
09:00-12:00 Excursions, two focused on paintings and two on prints and drawings. ((Please see the list of participation in CODART TIEN activities. Registrations have been handled in the order in which they were received. Do not forget to bring your passport!)
09:00-12:00 Excursion 1A and 1B: Dutch and Flemish paintings, prints and drawings (Excursion 1A will start from 121, rue de Lille, Fondation Custodia at 09:00. Excursion 1B will start from 15, rue de Vaugirard, Palais du Luxembourg, where Hans Buijs and CODART associate Navany Almazan will pick up the group at 09:15)

  • Visit to the Collection Frits Lugt: Dutch and Flemish drawings, prints, books and manuscripts, guided by Rhea Blok and CĂ©cile Tainturier.
  • Visit to the Palais du Luxembourg. The Palais du Luxembourg, seat of the French Senate, is normally open to the public by appointment only. The most spectacular work on view is the ceiling paintings by Jacob Jordaens in the library, which originally came from the artist’s house. Guided by Hans Buijs
10:00-12:00 Excursion 2: Dutch and Flemish paintings, prints and drawings

  • Visit to the Petit Palais, Collection Dutuit. The collection provides an encyclopedic overview of the history of art, from ancient Egypt to the 18th century. Paintings, drawings and prints by Dutch and Flemish masters form the core of the collection. It includes works by Meindert Hobbema (paintings and drawings), Adriaen van Ostade (paintings and watercolors), Rembrandt (a painting and drawings) and Jacob van Ruisdael (paintings), among others. Guided by Ms. Sophie RenĂŽuard de Bussierre, chief curator, for the prints and Mr. De Los Llanos for the drawings.
09:00-12:00 Excursion 3: Dutch and Flemish prints and drawings (starting from 14, rue de Bonaparte, l’ENSBA, at 09:00, accompanied by CODART associate Wietske Donkerlsoot)

  • Visit to l’École Nationale SupĂ©rieure des Beaux-Arts, Cabinet de dessins, guided by the curator, Emmanuelle Brugerolles. The collection includes illustrated books, theoretical works, periodicals, prints, manuscripts, photographs and drawings. There is a remarkable collection of nearly 15,000 master drawings, dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries, with the French, Italian and Northern Schools well represented. The curator, Emmanuelle Brugerolles, will make a selection of the most interesting Dutch and Flemish works from the collection to show to the CODART members.
  • Visit to the BibliothĂšque Nationale de France, print room, guided by Maxime PrĂ©aud. A special opportunity to visit this huge, important collection of 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish prints and drawings, including Rubens’ proofs.
10:00-12:00 Excursion 4: Dutch and Flemish prints and drawings

  • Visit to a private collection with important 16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish drawings, guided by Carel van Tuyll van Serooskerken and Blaise Ducos. The group assembles at the main entrance of the MusĂ©e du Louvre (pyramide).
09:00-12:00 Excursion 5: Individual visit to museums in Paris

  • Possibility for individual visits to the museums in Paris.
12:30-14:00 Lunch at the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris (Halle Jacqaut)
Avenue Winston Churchill
75008 Paris
T +33 1 5343 4000
If you would like to contribute, please fill in the registration form with the working title and a description of the project. The deadline for submitting topics is 1 December 2006.
14:00-16:30 Members’ meeting at the Petit Palais
14:00-14:10 Welcome by Gilles Chazal, director of the Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris.
14:10-14:20 Review of the year by Gerdien Verschoor.
14:20-14:35 Members presentation 1. The Villa Vauban: Art museum of the city of Luxembourg, DaniĂšle Wagener, MusĂ©e d’Histoire de la Ville de Luxembourg.
14:35-14:50 Members presentation 2. Dutch and Flemish art at the Musée Calvet in Avignon, Franck Guillaume, Musée Calvet, Avignon.
14:50-15:05 Members presentation 3. Dutch treats in Los Angeles, Amy Walsh, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles.
15:05-15:25 Coffee at the Halle Jacqaut.
15:25-15:40 Members presentation 4. “Die Schattengalerie”: a research project for lost art, Anna Koopstra, Suermondt-Ludwig-Museum, Aachen.
15:40-15:55 Members presentation 5. A war loss of the National Museum rediscovered, Hanna Benesz, National Museum in Warsaw.
15:55-16:10 Members presentation 6. Archives of technical documentation at the RKD, Edwin Buijsen, RKD, The Hague.
16:10-16:20 Plans for the CODART website, by the website committee.
16:20-16:30 Plans for CODART ELF and beyond, by the program committee (Norbert Middelkoop).
16:30 Closing of day program by Gerdien Verschoor.
17:00-18:30 Closing reception offered by the representative of the Flemish government, Jos Aelvoet
6, rue Euler
FR-75008 Paris