New Publication! Expansive Bodies: Contesting Design at Het Nieuwe Instituut

29 JULY 2021

Expansive Bodies: Contesting Design at Het Nieuwe Instituut, a richly illustrated book exploring eight years of idiosyncratic exhibition design, is available now in Dutch and English.

Aric Chen Appointed New General and Artistic Director of Het Nieuwe Instituut

8 APRIL 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut is pleased to announce the appointment of Aric Chen as its new General and Artistic Director. He joins Josien Paulides, Business Director, on the institute’s Board of Directors and will succeed current General and Artistic Director Guus Beumer, who will retire in May.

Only Surviving Model by Theo van Doesburg Acquired for the National Collection

22 MARCH 2021

Het Nieuwe Instituut has acquired a model of an interior by Theo van Doesburg for the National Collection for Dutch Architecture and Urban Planning. It is a design for one of the most important architectural projects of De Stijl: the cinema-cum-dance hall in the Aubette building in Strasbourg (1928). It is also the only model by Van Doesburg to survive. The acquisition has been made possible by contributions from the Mondriaan Fund, the Vereniging Rembrandt and Galerie Gmurzynska.

Museum Park Refurbishment

16 MARCH 2021

The advent of the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen depot has prompted the City of Rotterdam to make the outdoor space in and around the Museum Park greener, while reducing traffic. These initiatives have consequences for the accessibility of Het Nieuwe Instituut as well as the appearance of its immediate surroundings.

More-than-Human Among Best Dutch Book Designs 2020

4 MARCH 2021

More-than-Human has been selected as one of the Best Dutch Book Designs of 2020! Het Nieuwe Instituut congratulates designers Adriaan Mellegers and Vanessa van Dam, printer Cassochrome and the entire team.The book includes visions by various authors on a more equal and climate-fair world: a world in which the connections and conflicts of humans and non-human species are no longer approached only from the human perspective. The book was published in collaboration with the Office for Political Innovation, the Serpentine Galleries’ General Ecology and the Manifesta Foundation.

‘If we claim to make innovation visible, we cannot place ourselves outside the issue.’

28 OCTOBER 2019

Interview with Guus Beumer, artistic director of Het Nieuwe Instituut, previously published in Dutch in Boekman 120 Kunst als innovator.

Het Nieuwe Instituut at Dutch Design Week 2019

10 OCTOBER 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut participates in Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven (19—27 October 2019) with contributions that reveal transitions in the field of design in the current state of planetary crisis.

The Critical Visitor - Important Subsidy Allocation by NWO Smart Culture

20 SEPTEMBER 2019

Het Nieuwe Instituut is a partner within The Critical Visitor, a research project that investigates how heritage institutions can bring about new forms of inclusiveness and accessibility through their organisation, collections and exhibition policy. The project has received a €500,000 NWO Smart Culture grant. The five-year research project is being conducted by a consortium of fifteen cultural and scientific institutions.

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