‘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


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.

Het Nieuwe Instituut’s collection available via Collectie Nederland


Over the next six years, Het Nieuwe Instituut is busy making the architecture collection visible through restoration, conservation and digitisation. One of the elements of the Closer to Architecture programme is the Linked Open Data (LOD) project. LOD has reached its first milestone by making collections materials available online via Collectie Nederland (the Dutch National Collection).

Art on Display 1949-69: Albini, Bo Bardi, Scarpa, Smithsons, Van Eyck


On Friday 8 November 2019, the exhibition Art on Display 1949-69 will open at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon. This exhibition is the result of a partnership between Het Nieuwe Instituut/Jaap Bakema Study Centre and the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum. It will be on show in Lisbon until March 2020, after which it will get a follow-up at Het Nieuwe Instituut.


‘Closer to Architecture’. Masterplan for the disbursement of 11 million euros

20 AUGUST 2018

On 17 July, Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven of the Department of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) issued a disbursement letter based on the 'Closer to Architecture’ masterplan officially allocating the first half of the 11 million euros awarded in March for the restoration, conservation and digitisation of Het Nieuwe Instituut’s collection. 

Call For Fellows 2018

18 APRIL 2018

Het Nieuwe Instituut announces an open call for three research fellows to work in residence from September 2018 to February 2019. For the Call for Fellows 2018, the Research Department has selected the theme of BURN-OUT, and has invited 2017 fellow Ramon Amaro to be the guest curator of the Call.

A Speculative Archive for Dutch Design

16 APRIL 2018

Het Nieuwe Instituut evokes the image of a possible design archive, and thus creates a means to stimulate the involvement of various parties in the process, from the national government to the general public.