CODART TWEE Symposium

Dutch and Flemish art as international cultural goods

CODART in St. Petersburg, upon the invitation of the Netherlands Consulate-General, in its program Venster op Nederland (Window on the Netherlands) 1999. A symposium organized in cooperation with the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) and the Foundation for Cultural Inventory, Amsterdam.

Saturday, 11 September 1999,

11:00-16:00 Hermitage, Theatre.

Sunday, 12 September,

10:00-13:30 St. Petersburg International Center for Preservation, Trubetskoy-Naryshkin Mansion, 29 Tchaikovsky Street.
Simultaneous translation from Russian into English and English into Russian. There is no admission charge.

Program

Saturday, 11 September 1999

Hermitage, Theatre
11:00 Opening by Gary Schwartz, director of CODART
11:05 Dr. Mikhail Piotrovsky, director of the Hermitage, keynote speaker (substituted by Dr. George Vilinbakhov, deputy director)
11:20 Johannes Vervloed, Consul-general of the Netherlands in St. Petersburg, keynote speaker
11:35 Dr. Rudi Ekkart, director of the Netherlands Institute for Art History, An old Dutch national institution for art history.
12:15 Lia Gorter, director of the Foundation for Cultural Inventory, The importance of inventories.
12:45 Discussion.
13:00 Lunch available in the staff restaurant of the Hermitage.
14:15 Wim Jacobs, director of operations of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), A new Dutch national institution for the conservation of cultural heritage.
14:45 Dr. Wouter Hugenholtz, executive director of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), NIAS and eastern Europe; a new fellowship at the NIAS, in collaboration with CODART and the RKD, for museum curators.
15:10 Dr. Koen Blansaer, director of the Netherlands Institute in St. Petersburg (NIP), A new Dutch academic facility in St. Petersburg.
15:30 Guus van den Hout, Advisory Board member of the Netherlands Museum Association (NMV), The activities of the NMV in the Netherlands and in Hungary.
16:00 Closing of the first day.
16:10 Bus transportation to St. Petersburg International Center for Preservation, where the audience will be able to meet with the speakers and each other at a reception with refreshments, until 19:00.

Sunday, 12 September

St. Petersburg International Center for Preservation, Trubetskoy-Naryshkin Mansion, 29 Tchaikovsky Street
10:00 Opening of second day: Gary Schwartz
10:05 Dr. Kirby Talley, director of the St. Petersburg International Center for Preservation, Preservation and information: a three-country collaboration.
10:30 Dr. Irina Sokolova, head of the department of Dutch paintings, Hermitage and
11:00 Emmanuel Starcky, chief curator of the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dijon, The 1993 exhibition in Dijon: L’age d’or flamand et hollandais: Collections de Catherine II. Musée de l’Ermitage Saint-Petersbourg. Background to the exhibition and experiences in realizing it.
11:30 Discussion.
11:45 J.A.W. Buisman, Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis Foundation and Foreign Investment Promotion Centre of Russia, Benelux Office, Collaborative direct-investment initiatives for cultural heritage and tourism.
12:15 Arnout Balis, senior researcher, Rubenianum, Antwerp, Present-day developments in the study of Flemish art, mainly of the 17th century.
12:45 Gary Schwartz, The Rembrandt collections in St. Petersburg, Vienna and Berlin / The aims of CODART.
13:15 Discussion.
13:30 Closing.
15:00 Departure by hydrofoil for Peterhof.
15:45 Guided tour of Peterhof.
18:00 Return to St. Petersburg by hydrofoil.
The excursion to Peterhof is at the expense of the individual participants.

Dutch and Flemish art as international cultural goods enjoys the generous support of:
The Netherlands Consulate-General in St. Petersburg
The Hermitage State Museum
The St. Petersburg International Center for Preservation
The Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage
The Netherlands Institute for Art History
The Netherlands Museum Association
The Foreign Investment Promotion Centre of Russia (Benelux Office)
The Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis Foundation

CODART is an initiative of the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage. It is funded by a generous grant from HGIS-Cultuur, a joint committee of the Netherlands Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Education, Culture and Science.