Het Nieuwe Instituut’s public programme will be manifest in the Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture. Exhibitions and education programmes have been among Het Nieuwe Instituut’s regular activities since its inception, but bringing them together within a single, unified museum programme will increase the institute’s recognition. The Museum for Architecture, Design and Digital Culture examines the designed world and how it is constantly being changed by new technologies, new ideas and shifting social priorities. Innovation – the fulcrum of all Het Nieuwe Instituut’s activities – will be expressed in both speculative explorations of the future and critical reflections on innovative movements past and present.

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Now on display

Color Sprinklers

Multidisciplinary artist Rutger de Vries spray-painted the restrooms in Het Nieuwe Instituut's foyer. He used the sprinkler system and the technique of process painting to give some extra colour to this usually unspectacular part of a public building.

Coming Soon

The Living Archive of a Studio

The exhibition MVRDVHNI: The Living Archive of a Studio is based on the extensive physical and digital archive of architecture firm MVRDV, and it opens on 6 November, at the same time as the Open Depot of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, a building by MVRDV. Inspired by the Open Depot, the MVRDVHNI exhibition shows the MVRDV archive as a living entity that inhabits office spaces, rather than a museum. Together with MVRDV, new instruments are being developed for the exhibition to unlock, organise and present the predominantly digital archive in alternative ways.