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Joint lobby around archives of design and digital culture successful. Minister tasks Het Nieuwe Instituut with undertaking investigation

14 MARCH 2019

The minister for education, culture and science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, has given Het Nieuwe Instituut the task of identifying important and threatened archives of design and digital culture. The commission follows a joint letter from the design field, in which the Association Dutch Designers (BNO) took the lead. Together with Het Nieuwe Instituut, the Wim Crouwel Institute, the Louis Kalff Institute and other parties, they pushed for an action plan for design archives.

Press Release Speculative Design Archive

10 OCTOBER 2018

This Fall, Het Nieuwe Instituut temporarily transforms into a design archive. Since the late 1980s design from the Netherlands has been world-renowned under the banner of Dutch Design. But what about the memory of Dutch design today? What will be preserved for the future? Why, how and by whom?

Lest We Forget

6 SEPTEMBER 2018

How do we preserve and share Dutch design heritage? What form should a collection of Dutch design take? And what does this mean for developments in design and digital culture today? This autumn, Het Nieuwe Instituut spotlights the memory of design disciplines. Three different presentations and an extensive events programme each examine the remains of our material and spatial design culture from their own perspective.

Floor van Ast & Job Meihuizen
Roel Huisman with Bart van Merode
Studio Veronica Ditting
Tim Elkaïm