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Under the name Closer to Architecture, Het Nieuwe Instituut has launched a six-year programme to improve the architecture collection’s visibility and accessibility. One of the projects within the programme involves the conservation and restoration of a large number of design drawings and photographs. As a result of this work, some archival materials will be unavailable for consultation over the next few years.

The project involves tens of thousands of objects, which will be transferred to restoration studios in phases over the next few years. In addition, the storage facilities are being redesigned to make room for materials that will be rehoused. This means that parts of the collection are unavailable for consultation for a limited period of time.

On this page, we will keep you updated about the restrictions so that you can take this into account in your research. If you have questions about the availability of materials, please contact the Study Centre at