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How Do You Do

How Do You Do: Open Archive is an afternoon for heritage professionals and digital makers who are interested in the possibilities of creative reuse of heritage, and the opening up of online collections.

'How Do You Do' is a useful format for exchanging knowledge and skills. Rather than a series of stylised PowerPoint presentations, it provides honest stories about ‘the making of’ a project, with a focus on what does and doesn’t work in their experience. In 40-minute sessions, artists, designers and other experts in the field of open collections, creative commons and artistic re-use share practical experiences and expertise.

Open Archive

With Open Archive, Het Nieuwe Instituut and Sound and Vision share the possibilities of digital heritage collections with a new generation of creators, and vice versa. The project revolves around experiments with the online availability and artistic re-use of digital heritage. This creates space for a wide range of creative, technical and copyright interpretations.

The re-use of digital collections in museums and archives generates new narratives with potentially surprising and innovative forms. For Open Archive, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision invited three makers to create new works based on their digital collections. Artist Guy Königstein, filmmaker Donna Verheijden and artist/designer Oana Clitan each developed a media work that will be exhibited at Het Nieuwe Instituut from 14 November 2019.


How Do You Do will be followed by the official opening of the Open Archive presentation in Het Nieuwe Instituut. To mark the opening, Michelle Kasprzak will talk to makers Oana Clitan, Guy Königstein and Donna Verheijden about creative reuse of open archives, as part of the Thursday Night Live! Programme from 19:30 to 22:00.


15:30 – 18:00
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite 

19:30-21:30 Open Archive: Creative Reuse Of Open Archives

20:00-22:00 BNO IMG LAB: Pioneers #5

The museum is free of charge from 17:00-21:00 


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Standaard€ 7,50
Studenten, CJP, Vrienden en Members van Het Nieuwe Instituut€ 3,75