A new feature has been published on the CODART website. The past few months, the issue of diversity and inclusion has been widely discussed in the museum world. In this feature, Jessie Park, assistant curator at Yale University Art Gallery, shares her personal experiences and views on how improvements can be made in the field of Dutch and Flemish art specifically, addressing questions such as ‘What are some ways in which curatorial priorities may need to be (re)adjusted to serve a more culturally diverse audience?’.
“I think how we can diversify the field of Dutch and Flemish art will be contingent upon how we interpret, present, and talk about European art, and how we hire curators and treat curators of color. We need to seek to embrace – or at least be open to – new perspectives that may challenge how the very art we steward has been traditionally interpreted to empower or give visibility to a white demographic.” Read on…
Every month this new section of our website will offer one new in-depth article about Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide. It is the successor of the CODART eZine, which launched in 2012 and appeared bi-annually. The format of CODARTfeatures enables a higher frequency of publication and more flexibility in choice of subject matter.
In terms of subject matter the features will continue the course of the eZine and provide information on new curatorial developments, current projects, collections of Dutch and Flemish art in museums worldwide, as well as insight into the work of the museum curator. To go to the features, click here.