On March 1st, CODART member Ingrid De Meûter retired from the Art & History Museum in Brussels where she was the Curator of Tapestries and Textiles, as well as Head of the Decorative Arts Department.
De Meûter, a specialist on the tapestry production in Flanders, began working at the Brussels museum (then named Cinquantenaire Museum) in 2000 after working for the city of Oudenaarde. She organized several exhibitions during her career, including most recently Bernard van Orley. Brussels and the Renaissance (2019), Tapestries from the Era of Charles V (2015), and Orpheus, the Singer and Enchanter (2013). In 1999 she co-curated the award winning retrospective exhibition Oudenaarde Tapestries of the 16th to the 18th Centuries in Oudenaarde.
De Meûter also lectured on the history of textile arts at the Ghent School of Arts. She remains active publishing academic articles on Oudenaarde tapestries. Most recently, she published about a tapestry from Oudenaarde that was acquired by the museum in 2020 (in G/OUD, 2021, no. 1).
This year, De Meûter plans to publish the English catalogue of the collection of tapestries in the Art & History museum together with Prof. Guy Delmarcel.
Ingrid De Meûter has been a member of CODART since 2010, a member of the program committee from 2012 to 2018, and Curator in the Spotlight in 2013.