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
Coordinators: Brenda Eijkenaar-Schooneveld and Gerdien Verschoor
Design and technical development: Occhio internet communication / web development
Cover: Jacob Jordaens, The Tribute Money: Peter Finding the Silver Coin in the Mouth of the Fish ("The Ferry Boat to Antwerp"), 1616-34, oil on canvas, 279.5 x 467 cm. Inv. KMS3198. During the public treatment in the gallery.

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

CODART Patrons

Patron for life

Michel Ceuterick, Asper
Haboldt & Co, Paris
Fergus Hall, London
Thomas Leysen, Antwerp


George Abrams, Newton, MA
Alexander & Otto Stichting, Wassenaar
Stein Berre, New York
Luc Betrand
Brian Capstick, London
Christie's, London
The Colnaghi Library LLP, London
Dr. Stephen Fitzsimmons, Cambridge, MA
Johnny van Haeften, London
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder, The Hague
Rachel Kaminsky Fine Art, New York
The Kremer Collection, Amsterdam
The Leiden Gallery, New York
Amb. J. William Middendorf II, Little Compton
Otto Naumann, Ltd., New York
Baudouin du Parc, Brussels
Enrique and Anabel Reina Caracas
Sotheby's, London
TEFAF (The European Fine Arts Fair), Helvoirt
Elsbeth van Tets, Amsterdam
Rob Vellekoop, Rotterdam
Axel Vervoordt NV, Wijnegem
Matthew & Susan Weatherbie
The Weiss Gallery, London
Bernard Wientjes & Titia Vellenga
Anthony Worcester of Patron Travel, Boston

Museums that support CODART as Institutional Member

Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
King Baudouin Foundation, Brussels
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Vlaamse Kunstcollectie (Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen, Musea Brugge, Museum Schone Kunsten Gent)