CODART – the international council for curators of Dutch and Flemish art – aims to further the study, care, accessibility and display of art from the Low Countries in museums around the globe. It serves as a platform for exchange and cooperation between curators from different parts of the world, with different levels of experience, and from different types and sizes of institutions. Our organization stimulates international inter-museum cooperation through a variety of activities, including congresses, focus meetings, publications and our website ( By these means CODART strives to solidify the cultural ties between the Netherlands and Flanders, and to make the artistic heritage of these countries accessible to the international art-loving public. Founded in 1998, CODART was an initiative of Gary Schwartz and the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage (ICN), now the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands. It enjoys the generous support of the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW).

CODART eZine Bi-annual digital newsletter of the international council for curators of Dutch and Flemish art.

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Editorial board:
Erik Löffler
Vanessa Paumen
Christian Tico Seifert
Yao-Fen You

Editor and translator: Diane Webb, Michael Hoyle and Kist & Kilian
Coordinators: Brenda Eijkenaar-Schooneveld, Gerdien Verschoor, Tom van der Molen
Design and technical development: Occhio internet communication / web development
Cover: Willem van Haecht (1593-1637), Apelles paints Campaspe (detail), c. 1630 Koninklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis, The Hague

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This issue was made possible by the generous support of Foundation Dioraphte

The development of this eZine was made possible by:
Foundation Dioraphte
Friends of CODART Foundation
Mondriaan Foundation
Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation

CODART Patrons and corporate sponsors
George Abrams
Alexander & Otto Stichting
Brian Capstick
Michel Ceuterick
Christie's London
The Colnaghi Library LLP
Haboldt & Co.
Johnny van Haeften
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder
The Kremer Collection
The Leiden Gallery
Thomas Leysen
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Amb. J. William Middendorf II
Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD)
Simoons & Company
TEFAF (The European Fine Arts Fair)
Elsbeth van Tets
Rob Vellekoop
Axel Vervoordt NV
Vlaamse Kunstcollectie