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Het Nieuwe Instituut works with private and public organisations at the local, regional, national and international levels, functioning as a vital link between economics and culture, politics and society.


Friends support Het Nieuwe Insituut and seek to promote interest in and knowledge of architecture, design and digital culture. Membership offers free entrance to exhibitions in Het Nieuwe Instituut and Huis Sonneveld, discounts for lectures, debates and seminars and invitations to openings. Friends can also join excursions in the Netherlands and abroad organised by and for the Friends.


Become a Member of Het Nieuwe Instituut and you’ll support our mission to navigate the vast and evolving field of design. You’ll also be inspired by our special program of Members’ events, meeting up with other like-minded people as we invite you to reflect with us on design’s changing role in technology, economics, culture and society.


Het Nieuwe Instituut regularly works with volunteers who take on the role of host/hostess and actively involve the public in the institute’s projects. Dialogue and interaction with the public are central to their activities. The volunteers provide specific information, answer questions and encourage participation, allowing the public to experience the exhibitions in a new way.