CODART, Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide


Tuesday 22 May

14:30-15:00 Registration and welcome with coffee and tea at Museum Hof van Busleyden (Frederik de Merodestraat 65)
15:00-16:30 In-depth visit to the Besloten Hofjes or Enclosed Gardens of Museum Hof van Busleyden with Lieve Watteeuw, Professor at the University of Leuven, Conservator-Restorator and Research Coordinator of the Enclosed Gardens conservation project and with Hannah Iterbeke, Junior Researcher at Museum Hof van Busleyden and at Illuminare, Centre for the Study of Medieval Art at the University of Leuven
16:30-17:00 Lecture by Samuel Mareel, Curator at Museum Hof van Busleyden, about the exhibition Call for Justice. Art and Law in the Burgundian Low Countries
17:00-18:30 Private visit to the exhibition
18:30-19:30 Drinks offered by Museum Hof van Busleyden including a festive presentation of the special 2018 edition of The Low Countries by Luc Devoldere, Chief Editor Ons Erfdeel

Wednesday 23 May

09:30-10:00 Registration and welcome with coffee and tea at Museum Hof van Busleyden (Frederik de Merodestraat 65)
10:00-10:30 Welcome by CODART director and welcome and introduction by Anouk Stulens, Head of Cultural Heritage Division City of Mechelen and Sigrid Bosmans, Artistic Director Museum Hof van Busleyden about the new Museum Hof van Busleyden
10:30-12:00 Exclusive visit to Museum Hof van Busleyden
Museum is only open to the CODART group
12:15-14:00 Lunch at Brewery Het Anker including walk-through Begijnhof
14:00-17:00 Exclusive visits to:

Group 1: Church tour with Valerie Herremans, Curator of Sculpture at the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, and Bart Stroobants, Curator at Museum Hof van Busleyden

Group 2: De Wit Royal Manufacturers (collection of tapestries and a visit to the workshop) (from 15:30-17:00)

Group 3: City walking tour with focus on Renaissance houses and Garden of Margaret of Austria, with Helena ten Berge, architectural historian

End of program
19:00 Opening reception of the HNA Conference in Ghent

A PDF file of the program can be downloaded here.