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:
Michiel Franken
Victoria Sancho Lobis
Vanessa Paumen
Yao-Fen You

Editor and translator: Beverley Jackson
Coordinators: Brenda Eijkenaar-Schooneveld and Gerdien Verschoor

Design and technical development: Occhio internet communication / web development

Hidden Gems by 5 Curators are published at the courtesy of The Low Countries (TLC)

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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

Institutional members

Centraal Museum, Utrecht
Denver Art Museum
Drents Museum, Assen
Fondation Custodia, Collection Frits Lugt, Paris
Glasgow Museums, Glasgow
Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge
King Baudouin Foundation, Brussels
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Mauritshuis, The Hague
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Musea Brugge
Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
Museum Het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Patrimonio Nacional
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Royal Łazienki Museum, Warsaw
Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Vlaamse Kunstcollectie


RKD - Netherlands Institute for Art History
Friends of CODART Foundation
Dioraphte Foundation
Mondriaan Fund
Netherlands Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Prince Bernhard Cultural Foundation

Business Sponsors
BRAFA Art Fair
Nicholas Hall
Galerie Lowet de Wotrenge, Antwerpen
Salomon Lilian
TEFAF (The European Fine Arts Fair)

Patrons for Life

George Abrams
Bijl-Van Urk B.V.
Michel Ceuterick
Coll & Cortés Ltd.
Bob Haboldt
Fergus Hall
Hoogsteder & Hoogsteder
The Leiden Collection
Thomas Leysen
Tijo and Christine van Marle
Marnix Neerman
Rose-Marie and Eijk de Mol van Otterloo
Elsbeth van Tets
Rob Vellekoop

CODART Patrons

Alexander & Otto Stichting Wassenaar
Stein Berre
Luc Bertrand
Brian Capstick
Joost and Françoise Commandeur-Duynstee
Mr. and Mrs. J A de Gier
Bendor Grosvenor, Edinburgh
Johnny Van Haeften
Henrik and Marianna Hanstein, Cologne
Benjamin Jarry
The Kremer Collection
David Lainé
Amb. J. William Middendorf II
Filip Moerman and Tracy Xu
Otto Naumann, Ltd.
Baudouin du Parc
Onno and Renée Ruding-Hekking
Collection R. Mauricio Sanzana
Jacques Schraven
Axel Vervoordt NV
Floris van Wanroij Fine Art
Matthew and Susan Weatherbie
The Weiss Gallery
Bernard Wientjes and Titia Vellenga