Works from the archives and library collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut are loaned out for exhibitions both in the Netherlands and abroad. Museums and other cultural institutes can submit a request for a loan to the Heritage department.
In theory, all works from the collection can be borrowed, but the condition of the material is an important factor in decisions on whether a drawing or model can be given on loan. After all, the material may be too delicate to transport or exhibit. If you loan works from the collection, you are responsible for the costs of transport, insurance and framing, if necessary. If a work has to be restored, the borrower is also expected to pay the costs.
Requests for loans should be submitted to the Heritage department at least three months prior to the opening of the exhibition in question. Before submitting a request, please read the Loan conditions. To facilitate the procedure, it is also important that you select the works of your choice before submitting your request. If you require assistance in your research or selection, please ask the staff in the reading room.
For more information, contact Elza van den Berg, registrar of the Heritage department.
Loans from the collection
Selection of exhibitions
'Living as Urban Roof' on display in the Rijksmuseum
A ‘wonderful chaos’, liveliness and a broad range of opportunities for bumping into your neighbours. Architect Piet Blom was one of the most ardent champions of this idea. He elaborated it in a series of drawings, models and brochures entitled ‘Living as Urban Roof’, an investigation of a new community model, integrating all the functions of urban living. A selection of drawings from this series is on display in the Rijksmuseum from 9 November.
Het Nieuwe Instituut and 100 Years of De Stijl
To celebrate the hundredth anniversary of De Stijl, Het Nieuwe Instituut has formed partnerships with several other cultural institutions, including a co-production with the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. The State Archive for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning is lending hundreds of works to various exhibitions being staged to mark the centenary of De Stijl.
The aircraft interiors of G. Th. Rietveld
This year numerous objects from the archives of De Stijl-related architectural material are being lent to museums that are celebrating the centenary anniversary of De Stijl. From 6 May, Kunsthal KAdE in Amersfoort presents more than 20 works from Het Nieuwe Instituut’s archive: drawings of aircraft interiors designed by Rietveld in the 1950s for KLM. Pronounced colours did not play a major role in Rietveld’s post-war designs, but he did return to bold colours for the airplane interiors.
Loans to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam: designs for Nagele
From 5 April the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is exhibiting various designs for the village of Nagele (1946-64) from the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Although designed to house only a few thousand agricultural workers, Nagele is a classic example of post-war modernist architecture and town planning: with extensive green areas; row housing; separation of living, working, leisure and traffic; and a contemporary shopping centre.
Rijksmuseum Loan: Modernism at Three Scales
The Rijksmuseum is once again exhibiting several loans from Het Nieuwe Instituut. Catalogues and photographs of Gispen furniture, Willem Wissing’s housing designs and Van den Broek & Bakema’s urban planning vision for Pampus are on view as part of a twentieth-century display about modernism at three scales: furniture, housing and the city. The designs symbolise an optimistic belief in the ability of design to create a better world.
Drawings from Cuypers archive on view in De Haar Castle
Thirty design drawings from the archive of architect Pierre Cuypers are on view in the exhibition Interieur & Lifestyle at De Haar at De Haar Castle in Utrecht from 7 September. The exhibition juxtaposes Cuypers’ Gothic style with the fashionable lifestyle of his wealthy clients, Baroness Hélène de Rothschild and Baron Etienne van Zuylen van Nijevelt van de Haar.
Van Doesburg, Van Eesteren and Hertzberger on show temporarily in the Rijksmuseum
Until 31 July, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam is displaying several loans from the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut: designs for the Maison Particulière by Theo Van Doesburg and Cornelis van Eesteren, and the Centraal Beheer office building by Herman Hertzberger. These two projects are archetypal examples of two important movements in the history of Dutch architecture: the avant-gardism of De Stijl and structuralism.
Interior designs of the Sonneveld House on show at The Rijksmuseum
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.