After almost 28 years at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Friso Lammertse has taken up a new position at the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, as curator of seventeenth-century Dutch painting. How does he look back on almost three decades at Boijmans and what is he most looking forward to at the Rijksmuseum? Find out in our latest feature, an interview with this long-standing CODART member.
“At 57 years of age, I’m delighted to have the prospect of spending the next ten years working at the Rijksmuseum. And it’s also good for Boijmans to have a different person in charge of the collection for a change. I’m familiar with the Rijksmuseum’s collection. The Jewish Bride is one of the few paintings that has actually made me cry – well, that brought tears to my eyes. And those Vermeers! And Caesar van Everdingen, who made the painting with which I posed in the photo for the press release. That’s another artist with whom I have a special relationship.” 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.