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New CODARTfeature Published: The Challenge of a Modern Reconstruction: the Monforte Altarpiece

A new feature has been published on the CODART website. In preparation for the first monographic exhibition devoted to Hugo van der Goes, on view at the Gemäldegalerie in Berlin until 16 July, the museums own Monforte Altarpiece underwent a spectacular transformation. The center part of the panel, which was cut down centuries ago, has now been reconstructed. In this feature, Curator Stephan Kemperdick elaborates on this special project.

“Toward the end of the nineteenth century, by which time research into early Netherlandish art was already considerably advanced and artists such as Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden had become familiar figures in European art history, a clearer picture of Hugo van der Goes’s artistic production was only beginning to emerge. (…)” 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 Tracking Down the Provenance of Old Masters: The Research in a Few Basic Steps by Jona Mooren and Eelke Muller. To browse all features, visit