Herman Hertzberger through the eyes of Johan van der Keuken
The Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam presents a retrospective of the work of photographer and filmmaker Johan van der Keuken (1938-2001). For this exhibition, Het Nieuwe Instituut has loaned 14 photos from Herman Hertzberger's archive. The architect and the photographer first got to know each other around 1965 and have been working together happily and regularly ever since.
Open Archive 3.0
Together with Sound & Vision and the International Institute of Social History, Het Nieuwe Instituut is organising the third edition of Open Archive, in which four makers search open digital heritage collections for new stories, with new media works as the end result. From 28 October, Daria Kiseleva, Alice Wong & Simo Tse and Remco Torenbosch will present their works in Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Gallery 0.
Understanding Digital Architecture
To foster a better understanding of digital architecture, we conducted research into the digitisation of the design process and architectural practice, and what this means for Het Nieuwe Instituut as a collecting and managing institution. The Understanding Digital Architecture report is available now and can be downloaded here.
Introducing Zips to Architectural Design Practice
Around 1965, there was a vast commercial range of zips, or self-adhesive films, for sticking onto all kinds of documents. Het Nieuwe Instituut’s archives contain many examples, mainly from after 1960, when this instant material increasingly appears in the collection. Curator Ellen Smit investigates this reproduction technique’s introduction into architectural practice and its popularity between 1955 and 1985.
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.
Search the collection
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.