CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide

CODART TIEN Study Trip: program

Study trip program

As with the study trip to the Netherlands in 2006, 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. For more information on the collections and locations, with details provided for each day of the program, please see background information.

Please note: The following program is subject to change. If you are joining the study trip, please visit the CODART website regularly for updates.

Program as of 7 March 2007

Tuesday, 13 March
From 14:00 Check in hotel in Paris.
IBIS Paris Gare de l’Est 10ème
6 rue Saint Laurent
75010 ParisS
T +33 1 4038 0505
F +33 1 4205 7116
19:30 The group gathers at the lobby of the IBIS Paris Gare de l’Est to walk to the Brasserie Terminus Nord for dinner.
20:00 Dinner at Brasserie Terminus Nord (the brasserie is just across the Gare du Nord)
23, rue de Dunkerque
F-75010 Paris
T +33 1 4285 0515
Wednesday, 14 March: Rouen and Caen
07:00-07:15 Group checks out of hotel and gathers at the lobby for departure by bus to Rouen.
07:15-09:30 By bus to Rouen.
09:30-12:00 Visit to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen
Esplanade Marcel-Duchamp
F-76000 Rouen
T +33 2 3571 2840
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Welcome by director Laurent Salomé with coffee and introduction to the collection by curator Diederik Bakhuÿs. Visit to the paintings collection and print room in two groups.
12:00-12:15 Group gathers at the main entrance of the museum.
12:15-14:00 By bus to Caen, lunch in the bus.
14:00-16:00 Visit to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen
Le Château
F-14000 Caen
T +33 2 3130 4770
F +33 2 3130 4780
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14:00-14:15 Welcome with a cup of coffee by the director and chief curator, Patrick Ramade. Introduction to the history of the regional museums of northern France and their collecting policies by Patrick Ramade.
14:15-15:45 Visit to (1) painting collection (2) print room and (3) reserves, including an altarpiece by Cornelis Schut.
15:45-16:00 Group gathers at the main entrance of the museum.
16:00-17:00 By bus to the Abbaye aux Hommes and the Abbaye aux Dames (Adoration of the Magi), guided by Patrick Ramade.
17:00-18:45 By bus to hotel in Rouen.
18:45-19:15 Check in hotel IBIS Rouen Rive Droite
56 quai Gaston Boulet
F-76000 Rouen
T + 33 235704818
F + 33 235716895
19:15-19:45 Group gathers in the hotel lobby at 19:15 for walk to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.
19:45-22:00 Dinner at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, offered by the director Laurent Salomé.
Thursday, 15 March: Rouen, Amiens and Lille
08:00-09:00 Check out of hotel, luggage in luggage room.
09:00-09:30 Participants gather in the hotel lobby for walk to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Rouen.
09:30-11:45 Participants will be divided into two groups, with the possibility of taking part in the following:
Group 1. Franco-Flemish Renaissance walking tour of Rouen conducted by Marie Pessiot, with visits to the stained-glass windows in the churches of St. Godard, St. Patrice and St. Jeanne d’Arc. The churches of Rouen have a particularly rich history of stained-glass windows, some of them designed by artists from the north. St. Patrice houses a spectacular ensemble dating from the 16th century, with 19 of the original 24 windows still intact. St. Godard, too, contains windows from the 16th century. The cathedral windows date from the 13th to the 20th centuries. See also: vitraux des églises de Rouen. The walking tour will end at the hotel.
Group 2. A free combination of visits to the drawings, the tapestries, the ceramics, or the books and the manuscripts:

  • The tapestries and drawings at the Musée ds Beaux-Arts, under the auspices of Diederik Bakhuÿs.
  • The ceramics at the Musée de la Céramique (not at the same building, participants will just have to cross a street), under the auspices of Christine Germain, curator of the ceramics.
  • The Flemish manuscripts, drawings and books from the Municipal Library will be viewed at the Library itself (not at the Musée, the 2 institutions are located in the same building), under the auspices of Christelle Quillet.
11:45-12:00 Group meets at the hotel, IBIS Rouen Rive Droite, collect luggage for bus trip to Amiens.
12:00-13:30 By bus to Amiens, lunch in bus.
13:30-16:30 Visit to the Musée de Picardie d’Amiens
48 rue de la République
F-80000 Amiens
T +33 3 2297 1400
F +33 3 2297 1426
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13:30-14:00 Welcome by Mr. Noël Mahéo, curator of archaeology, and Ms. Françoise Lernout, curator of medieval arts, in the monumental library (Salle des Antiquaires) housed in the museum and owned by the Société des Antiquaires de Picardie, with coffee. Introduction to the collection.
14:00-15:20 Visit to the Musée de Picardie d’Amiens, guided by Mr. Noël Mahéo and Ms. Françoise Lernout.
15:20-17:00 Departure by bus to the Cathedral of Amiens with Mr. Sutchliff (official guide of the museum and the Cathedral of Amiens).
17:00-18:30 By bus to hotel in Lille, IBIS Lille Centre Beffroi
172 rue de Paris
F-59000 Lille
T +33 32030 0054
F +33 32057 6666
18:30 Evening free
Friday, 16 March: Lille
09:00-09:30 The group gathers in the lobby of the hotel to walk to the museum
09:30-15:00 Visit to the Palais des Beaux-Arts
Place de la République
F-59000, Lille
T +33 3 2006 7800
F +33 3 2006 7815
09:30-10:00 Welcome and introduction to the collection by the director, Alain Tapié (in French), with coffee.
10:00-15:00 Participants will be divided into three groups (10 persons per group). We will pay a visit to:
(1) the collection of Flemish art exhibited in the temporary exhibition room, which includes, among others, works by Rubens. The museum preserves four of his altarpieces, among them a Descent from the cross. There are also two altarpieces by Van Dyck; an excellent group of paintings by Jordaens; and works by Frans de Momper and Frans Snyders. The Dutch art collection includes works by Abraham van Beyeren, Paulus Moreelse, Paulus Potter, Jan Baptist Weenix and Philips Wouwerman, among others. The group will be guided by Alexis Donetzkoff, curator at the Service des Bibliothèques, des Archives et de la Documentation générale, Direction des Musées de France, and former curator of the Palais des Beaux-Arts.
(2) The museum’s drawings collection includes some 4,000 sheets. For amateurs of work on paper there will be an opportunity to see a selection of the museum’s rich holdings with curator Cordélia Hattori.
(3) Curator Florence Gombert will give a tour of the newly installed rooms for medieval and Renaissance art.
12:30-14:00 Individual lunch in museum café.
15:00-17:00 Walking tour of Lille, conducted by Alexis Donetzkoff, Florence Gombert and others with a visit to the recently reopened Hospice Comtesse, whose collection includes a number of 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings, starting from the Palais des Beaux-Arts and ending at the Belgian Consulate.
17:30-19:00 Reception at the Belgian Consulate, offered by Belgian consul Mr. Louis Engelen and Mr. Jos Aelvoet. Preceding the reception, Luc Devoldere, director of the foundation Ons Erfdeel and editor-in-chief of the journal of the same name, will give a lecture on the Flandre du Nord region “Vous êtes en Flandre”: about French Flanders, frontiers and languages.
Belgian Consulate
10, rue du Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny
F-59044 Lille Cedex
19:30-22:00 Farewell dinner in Lille.
Saturday, 17 March: Lille, Douai and Valenciennes
08:00-08:30 Check out of hotel, pay for incidentals luggage in bus.
08:30-09:30 By bus to Douai.
09:30-11:00 Visit to the Musée de la Chartreuse
130 rue des Chartreux
F-59500 Douai
T +33 3 2771 3880
F +33 3 2771 3884
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Welcome by the new director, Madame Anne Labourdette, with coffee. Introduction to the collection by Catherine Bidoire (in English). Visit to 16th- (Floris, Savery, Goltzius, C. van Haarlem) and 17th-century paintings (Van der Ast, Ruysdael, De Gelder, Weenix). A selection of paintings from the reserves will also be shown. Please note: One of the museum’s important Dutch works will not be on display: Jan van Scorel’s altarpiece is currently being restored in Versailles.
11:00-12:00 By bus to Valenciennes
12:00-13:15 Lunch in Valenciennes at Le bistrot d’en face
5, Amsterdam street
T +33 3 2745 2525
13:15-13:30 Walk to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes.
13:30-15:30 Visit to the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Valenciennes
Boulevard Watteau
F-59300 Valenciennes
T +33 3 2722 5720
F +33 3 2722 5722
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Welcome and introduction by director Emmanuelle Delapierre, visit to paintings (Aertgen van Leyden, Rubens, Abraham Janssen, Jordaens), and print room in two groups.
15:30-16:30 Return to Lille by bus. Participants will be dropped off at the Gare Lille-Europe.
16:30-17:00 End of study trip.
Please note:
From Gare Lille Europe a train (TGV) will leave for Paris Gare du Nord at 17:10, 17:45 and 19:02 (1 ½ hr). Reservation obligatory.
From Gare Lille Flanders a train (TGV) will leave for Paris Gare du Nord at 17:00 , 18:00 and 20:00 (1 hr). Reservation obligatory.
From Gare Lille Europe a train (TGV) will leave for Amsterdam at 17:58, 19:20 and 19:48 (approx. 4 ½ hr, one stop over at Brussels Midi). Reservation obligatory.
From Gare Lille Flanders a train (TGV) will leave for Amsterdam at 17:06, 18:10 (no reservation) and 19:06 (approx. 4 ½ hr, stop over at Antwerpen Berchem). Reservation obligatory.
For more information please check the international train planner: