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Congressen en symposia

18-11: Public Symposium Creating a CODART Canon

On the afternoon of Monday, 18 November 2019, CODART will present the CODART Canon at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Dr. Christopher Atkins, the inaugural Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director of the Center for Netherlandish Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, will speak about Dutch and Flemish Art in the United States. The lecture will be followed by a live discussion, after which we will open up the voting to non-members.

The CODART Canon
Being a curator entails not only having substantial knowledge about and caring for the collection under your supervision, it also involves making choices. What do you show and which narrative do you tell? With the CODART Canon the members of CODART will present a selection from the extensive and diverse range of early modern Dutch and Flemish art that is disseminated throughout the world. In making the CODART Canon we aim to highlight what the curator does, to make the works of art more visible, and to stimulate discussion about the profession and about art.

Click here to visit the CODART Canon website


15:00 - 15:15 Opening
15:15 - 15:30 Introduction on why you should make a canon by Luc Devoldere, Editor-in-Chief of Ons Erfdeel, The Low Countries
15:30 - 16:00 Keynote lecture: Dutch and Flemish Art in the United States by Dr. Christopher Atkins, Van Otterloo-Weatherbie Director of the Center for Netherlandish Art, Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) in Boston
16:00 - 17:00 CODART presents the CODART Canon – 100 Masterpieces of Dutch and Flemish Art including a live discussion
17:00 - 18:00 Drinks

Creating a CODART Canon. Dutch and Flemish Art in the Spotlights
Monday 18 November – Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
The symposium, which is open to the public, is intended for CODART members and all those interested in Dutch and Flemish art. Participants will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the nature and importance of the work of curators and the significant role of collecting and collectors. Registration for the symposium costs €15,00 and students are entitled to a €7,50 discount.

Please register for the symposium by clicking here.

This event is a collaboration between CODART, the Friends of CODART Foundation, the Rijksmuseum, and The Low Countries. We thank the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague for its ongoing support of CODART.