The Nivaagaards Malerisamling (The Nivaagaard Collection) in Denmark announced the appointment of Prof. em. Dr. Jørgen Wadum as Specialty Consultant on Dutch and Flemish Art.
CODART member Jørgen Wadum has held positions as Head Conservator at the Mauritshuis (1990-2005), Keeper of Conservation at Statens Museum for Kunst (2005-2017), Director of the Centre for Art Technological Studies and Conservation (CATS) (2011-2020) and a full professorship in Conservation and Restoration, University of Amsterdam (2012-2016). In parallel with his directorship of Wadum Art Technological Studies (WATS) he assumed the position at Nivaagaard on 15 September 2020.
Located in the residential town of Nivå in the northern outskirts of Copenhagen, The Nivaagaard Collection was originally a private collection created by landowner and politician Johannes Hage (1842-1923) in the years 1895-1905. Johannes Hage collected European art from the Renaissance and Baroque periods and Danish art from the Golden Age. He received valuable help from a friend and art connoisseur, captain Frederik Grünwaldt, as well as leading Danish and international museum professionals and art historians such as Karl Madsen, Gustavo Frizzoni and Hofstede de Groot.
The collection of Dutch and Flemish Art at Nivaagaard includes works by Rembrandt van Rijn, Pieter Claesz., Gabriel Metsu, Adriaen and Isaach van Ostade, Jan Steen, and Cornelis de Vos, Pieter Brueghel II, and David Teniers II. For more works in the collection, see www.nivaagaard.dk/en/artikel-en/baroque/