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New CODARTfeature: Interview with Christiaan Vogelaar and Janneke van Asperen

A new feature has been published on the CODART website. After a career of more than thirty years at Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, Christiaan Vogelaar will retire in March 2023. CODART seized this opportunity to speak with him and his successor Janneke van Asperen about his experiences of the past three decades, and about the importance of succession and the smooth transfer of duties.

“I applied for the position in 1988 and that was when I started to work here. At the time it was a combined position – a dual curatorship of Old Master paintings and Applied Arts. I was the museum’s first independent curator. Before then the unwritten rule had been…” Continue reading…


Published monthly, features 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.

Last month’s feature was Dutch and Flemish Art at the RISD Museum by Emily Banas, Laurie Anne Brewer, Conor Moynihan, Maureen C. O’Brien, and Elizabeth A. Williams. To browse all features, visit