Due to the recent developments around the corona virus Het Nieuwe Instituut is closed until 31 March.

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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Practical information on Het Nieuwe Instituut, Sonneveld House, the study centre, the bookshop and cafe.

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Overview of all exhibitions, events, lectures, talkshows, workshops and films.

Coming Soon

17 July - 08 November 2020
Art on Display 1949-69

How do we display art? And how do we view it as museum visitors? When visiting an exhibition, we tend to look at the artwork, only subconsciously experiencing the way it is presented. Art on Display 1949-69 focuses on the presentation. For the first time, the exhibition brings together some of the most progressive post-war exhibition designs by architects, based on 1:1 reconstructions – a unique chance to physically experience these radical approaches. Featuring designs by Carlo Scarpa, Franco Albini and Franca Helg, Lina Bo Bardi, Aldo van Eyck and Alison and Peter Smithson, the exhibition’s spatial design is by architect Jo Taillieu.

07 May - 23 August 2020
Jewellery / BLESS

The design duo BLESS (Desiree Heiss and Ines Kaag) and students of the Sandberg master programme ‘Challenging Jewellery’ investigate how they can transform the role and significance of jewellery in society. How does an item of jewellery obtain and maintain social, cultural, material and craftsmanship value today? How can jewellery designers adjust their (collective) creative process to global issues?