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Hermine Giefing-Elzas loved travelling with her husband Abraham Elzas (architect of the Lekstraat Synagogue in Amsterdam and – with Marcel Breuer – designer of De Bijenkorf department store in Rotterdam). Their holiday snaps, invariably featuring Hermine, take us on tour with them. We don’t know a lot about their trips, but the photos reveal how extensively they travelled in the second half of the 20th century. Now, we are inviting you to help us – from your home – to find out where Hermine is.


Public Research

Our aim is to build a collective of artistic researchers who would like to be introduced to OSINT research methods and experience their impressive capabilities for themselves. With these people and tools, we hope to discover new information and gain fresh insights.

In a live tutorial, Toon Koehorst – one half of design duo Koehorst in ‘t Veld, designers of the upcoming exhibition Atelier Nelly and Theo van Doesburg – explains how to join the research initiative, and how it is related to the exhibition.

Disclosing Architecture

Using public research as a method to create new stories that give fresh meaning to archive material allows us to democratise the idea development around the heritage we keep. It allows for anyone to become a co-researcher with us, and so opens up the collection and its function as a collective memory of society and shaper of new cultural narratives.

This project is part of Disclosing Architecture a six-year programme which aims to enhance the consultability of the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. 


20:00 – 21:00

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