Koehorst in ’t Veld on Atelier Nelly and Theo Van Doesburg
Theo van Doesburg is the starting point for Atelier Nelly and Theo van Doesburg, the first public exhibition in the context of Disclosing Architecture. This winter, the exhibition will undergo a modest transformation, as the fragile collection items cannot be exposed to light for very long. When designers and curators Jannetje in ’t Veld and Toon Koehorst started working on the exhibition concept, this practical limitation was one of the preconditions. How then did they approach this project? How did they balance their roles as curators and designers? Why does Nelly van Doesburg take centre stage? And how can digitisation help uncover new stories and connections? In an interview, the Koehorst in ’t Veld duo explain the origins of “their” exhibition.
Open Archive 2020/21: Introducing the Selected Artists
Jessica de Abreu, Michiel Huijben and Femke Dekker are the three selected artists for Open Archive 2020/21, which starts in December 2020. Open Archive’s focus this year is on a strong multidisciplinary vision for the creative reuse of archive material. Open Archive is an initiative of Het Nieuwe Instituut, The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and the International Institute for Social History.
The Healthy House: a new audio guide for Sonneveld House
Sonneveld House is not only remarkable in terms of its modern design and luxurious and comfortable interior. It was also designed as a “healthy home” for mind and body. A new audio tour, created in response to the coronavirus pandemic, sheds fresh light on this innovative design by architects Brinkman and Van der Vlugt.
New Study Launched into Collection Policy for Garden and Landscape Architecture Archives
The Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science has commissioned Het Nieuwe Instituut to undertake a study into a potential collection policy for archives relating to garden architecture and landscape architecture. There is currently no clearly defined repository for these materials. This makes it difficult for them to find their way to cultural institutions, with the attendant risk of their becoming fragmented or lost. This situation arises from the lack of a shared vision of the cultural value of this heritage.
The Research Centre is a space where research, encounters, inspiration, collaboration and the exchange of knowledge are central. Hosting around 3000 (inter)national researchers per year, above all it’s a place where new knowledge is created. The Research Centre connects researchers with Het Nieuwe Instituut and research results with the National Collection.
You can reproduce materials from the collection by copying, scanning or taking (digital) photographs of them. Do this yourself in the Study Centre, or make use of the Search Portal or Het Nieuwe Instituut's Reproduction Service.
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The search portal gives the public direct online access to one of the world’s largest architecture collections. The State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning contains 1.4 million drawings; 300,000 photographs; 2,500 models and 70,000 books and magazines, which together document the history of Dutch architecture and urbanism.
From the archives: exhibition designs by architects
The exhibition Art on Display 1949-69 provided the occasion to research architects’ exhibition designs in the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. This selection – featuring no museum exteriors and not restricted to architectural exhibitions – illustrates how interventions by the architect determine how objects are presented to the visitor. With designs b Gerrit Rietveld, Hein Salomonson, Nel Verschuuren, J.J.P. Oud en Wim Quist.