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Piet Zwart archival materials digitised


Some 1700 items from the archive of Piet Zwart have recently been digitised. Piet Zwart (1885-1977) was a leading figure in the modernist avant-garde of the 1920s and 1930s. He was active as a photographer, architect, interior designer, industrial designer and graphic designer.

Acquisition of the archives of the former Chief Government Architect J.J. M. Vegter

6 JULY 2015

The acquisition of the private archive of Jo Vegter, architect and Chief Government Architect between 1958 and 1971, happens when the Netherlands is awaiting the appointment of a new Chief Architect. Jo Vegter was the first Chief Architect who continued to operate as an independent architect while in office. His legacy provides insight for future research on the intellectual interaction between the official position of Chief Architect and the individual professional practice.

Acquisition and inventory Alberts and Van Huut archive

22 JUNE 2015

The acquisition and inventory of Alberts and Van Huut's archive is now completed, enriching the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut with 120 linear meters of archive. With their design for the NMB bank in Amsterdam-Zuidoost (1983), Alberts and Van Huut gained instant recognition and popularity with a wide audience. The agency represents an anthroposophic and organic approach to building, a human-centered architectural movement. A topical issue, underlining the relevance of the vision of this agency today.

Interior designs of the Sonneveld House on show at The Rijksmuseum

29 APRIL 2015

From April until the autumn of 2015, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam presents the original interior designs for the Sonneveld House (1929-1933), designed by architects J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt. These detailed design drawings very precisely define the use of colour. It is the first time that these drawings are shown in a museum.