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New CODARTfeature: Rembrandt in China

A new feature has been published on the CODART website. This month, curator Kjell Wangensteen of the Indianapolis Museum of Art writes about his experiences with staging an exhibition of European art in China. How did he find partner venues, what challenges were there in presenting Dutch and Flemish art to audiences with little or no familiarity with European art, and how did the outbreak of the pandemic affect the project?

“On 17 January 2021, having traveled some 16,000 miles around the globe, the last of sixty European masterworks from the Indianapolis Museum of Art returned safely to the loading dock of their permanent home. Their return from China was met with relief by many IMA staff members, myself included, as the exhibition had encountered both challenging obstacles and gratifying successes that we could never have imagined a year prior.” Read on…


Published monthly, the 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 The National Museum of Norway by Cynthia Osiecki. To browse all features, visit