Night Shift is a monthly debate and inspiration night voor heritage, art and museum professionals. The central question of this night will be: What can museums do differently if they look outside of their own comfort zone? With Erik Zevenbergen and Aukje Verhoog.

19:00 – 21:00
also this evening

20:00 - 21:30 Lecture Scale Figures door Hilary Sample


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free access with ticket via link

Erik Zevenbergen

Why does there always seem to be a tension between space to do research and the need to pursue ever-rising visitor numbers? Erik Zevenbergen, director of Diergaarde Blijdorp will share his vision on this challenge, which his zoo also faces. 

Aukje Verhoog

Museums often focus on curating content and delivering high-quality productions, but what happens if you embrace experiment and ignore your own high standards? Aukje Verhoog, Head of Amsterdam Fringe theatre festival will talk about the way the open call system of Fringe is crucial to their mission.

Thursday Night Live!

In Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Thursday Night Live! programme thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad discuss urgent issues, innovative research and critical reflection related to architecture, design and digital culture. Why not grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut? Dinner vouchers are available for €7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link or at the bar this evening.