The Study Centre is open to anyone wishing to consult the archives and library collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut. The diversity of the archives and their combination with the library makes the study centre a good place to carry out research into the life and work of architects, their mutual contacts, and their contributions to the activities of all kinds of organizations.
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Please note: The Study Centre will be closed from 23 July to 24 August, due to refurbishment activities.
Study Centre Passes
If you expect to make regular use of the Study Centre, for example for a long-term study or research project, you can obtain a free Study Centre pass at the information desk in the Study Centre. This pass grants you free admission to the Study Centre. Please note that the pass does not allow you to borrow books.
Computers are available in the Study Centre for you to consult the catalogs and access the Internet. Power connection sockets are available at various points. The Study Centre also offers you Wi-Fi Internet connectivity.
Searching the collection
The search portal gives access to the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut. You will find books and magazines, drawings and sketches, photographs, models, letters, and collected clippings from and about Dutch architects.
Reserving archival materials
If you wish to consult archival materials in the study room, please reserve them online. You must request items at least 24 hours before your planned visit via the ‘reserve’ button in the Search Portal or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The ‘reserve’ button can be found under the inventory number in the tree structure of the archive in question. During opening hours (except between 1.00 and 2.00 pm) you can request materials that are not available online and make any necessary additions to your earlier digital request.
There are various ways of reproducing material from the collection of Het Nieuwe Instituut: copying, scanning and taking (digital) photographs. There is a self- service in the Study Centre for documents and books, and a Reproduction service for scanning archival materials.
Ordering, procedures, conditions and prices
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.
Procedures and conditions
For any questions concerning the collection, please contact the Study Centre by phone +31 (0)10 440 1270, or send an e-mail to email@example.com.