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New CODARTfeature: The Maagdenhuismuseum in Antwerp by Daniel Christiaens

The current pandemic has highlighted the importance of museums’ permanent collections, now that traveling is limited. Our latest CODARTfeature provides a stage for the Maagdenhuismuseum in Antwerp. Daniel Christiaens introduces us to this varied collection, of which many objects are still kept in their original setting.

‘The Maagdenhuis was once the girls’ orphanage in Antwerp. In 1553, thanks to a donation from the merchant Jan Van Der Meere, the city was able to open a school for “young maidens” in the rear annex. Eighty years later, around 1634, the complex was expanded, including the beautiful inner courtyard.’ 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 Christopher Atkins Interviewed by Helen Hillyard. To browse all features, visit