From 13 September 2015 to 8 May 2016, Het Nieuwe Instituut will transform into a Temporary Fashion Museum. From the foyer to the cloakroom, and from the reading room to the auditorium and exhibition galleries, this temporary fashion museum will come alive throughout the institute.
 
Fashion has quietly renewed the very idea of renewal by constantly selling the past as a future, thereby framing current reality. This contrasts sharply with the idea that renewal always stems from technological innovation. Het Nieuwe Instituut has therefore decided to pay particular attention to this form of renewal.
 
Masterminding the creation of the Temporary Fashion Museum is artistic leader Guus Beumer. A social scientist by profession, Beumer has been director of Het Nieuwe Instituut since January 2013. In the 1980s he was a journalist for, among others, Avenue, Marie-Claire and HP-De Tijd magazines, and in the 1990s he was art director of the fashion labels orson + bodil and SO. From 2005 on he was head of Marres: House for Contemporary Culture and Bureau Europa/NAiM, both located in Maastricht.
 
 In early June Het Nieuwe Instituut will issue a press release with information about the programme for the Temporary Fashion Museum.