National Network Study Day – Changing Perspectives: The Low Countries

MuHKA - photo by Doede Bardok
MuHKA - photo by Doede Bardok

22 November 2016


Delfina Foundation
29-31 Catherine Place
London, SW1E 6DY United Kingdom

Organiser: Contemporary Art Society & Flanders Arts Institute

National Network members: free

Non-members: £10

A Collaborative Event with Flanders Art Institute and Delfina Foundation

This study day will investigate the historic relationship between the UK and the Low Countries, drawing from the Contemporary Art Society’s past curatorial research trips to Belgium (2016) and Holland (2015). Curators from museums on both sides of the North Sea, including Norwich Castle Museum and M HKA in Antwerp, will discuss collecting with an international focus and the similarities and differences of collections policies between countries.

This is a rare opportunity to develop international projects and collaborations and representatives from Art Flanders and the Dutch Embassy will be present to reply to any questions regarding funding opportunities.



10.30-11.00: Arrival

11.00: Harriet Loffler, Curator Norwich Castle Museum and Jes Fernie, Curator and Writer

11.30: Frank Maes, Art historian, curator and director of Emergent Gallery in Veurne, Belgium

12.00: Discussion

12.30 – 13.30: Lunch

13.30: Nav Haq, Senior Curator, M HKA

14.00: Ken Pratt, Independent Curator

14.30 – 15.00: Discussion


Travel Bursaries are available. To apply and download the Contemporary Art Society Travel Bursary Form (pdf) click here

To book a place as a National Network Member and/or apply for a bursary please email

To book a place as a non-National Network member please pay using the link below

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