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The New Institute, (former Netherlands Architecture Institute NAI)
Heritage
http://www.hetnieuweinstituut.nl

Address
Postbus 237
NL 3000 AE Rotterdam
Netherlands
fon: +31 | 10 | 440 12 DW: 00, fax: +31 | 10 | 440 13 02

Contact
Behrang Mousavi
b.mousavi@hetnieuweinstituut.nl

Founded
2013 (NAI 1988)

Staff
Number of staff: 80

Collection
Het Nieuwe Instituut arose on 1 January 2013 out of a merger of the Netherlands Architecture Institute; Premsela, The Netherlands Institute for Design and Fashion; and Virtueel Platform, the e-culture knowledge institute.
Focus: national
Consist of: archives of architects and townplanners: drawings, documents/correspondence, vintage photographs, competition entries; archives of architects' associations and schools.
Strenghts: ca 500 complete archives from the most important Netherlands architects, up till '70.
extensive modelcollection.
Museum House Sonneveld, with original interior from 1933
Collection accessible through inventories and catalogues, digitisation in development.
Collection can be reproduced.
Institute has no conservation laboratory.

Collection Policy
NAi collects archives of Netherlands architects, townplanners, a selection of landscape- and interior architects.
Project files and models from contemporary designers.

Opening Hours
Exhibition Galleries and Sonneveld House Thuesday-Exhibition Galleries and Sonneveld House: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00-17:00
Sonntag and national holidays 11:00-17:00
Library and Reading Room
Tuesday-Friday 10:00-17:00
Closed on Saturday July and August

Library
Holdings: ca 50.000 books and periodicals on Netherlands and international architecture, collection of CD-Roms and video's. Newspaper clippings from 1980 onwards.
Collection of rare books from the '20 and '30.

Exhibition
Institution organises exhibitions.
Permanent exhibition: The Treasury, highlights from the collection
Exhibitions can travel (contact person a.ploeger@hetnieuweinstituut.nl)

Publications
Catalogues and other publications

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