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Het Nieuwe Instituut manages an extensive and valuable collection of architecture and design archives. To enhance the consultability of the archive, the collection of architectural drawings, the photo collection and the Theo van Doesburg collection in particular, extensive restoration and conservation is required. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW) invests 11 million euros over the coming six years in the visibility – i.e. the restoration and digitisation – of the architectural collection administered by Het Nieuwe Instituut. Het Nieuwe Instituut plans to use this support to achieve two goals: to enhance the collection’s physical consultability and to improve the accessibility of the digitised collection.

Atelier Nelly and Theo Van Doesburg

26 FEBRUARY 2020

Opening on 11 July 2020, an exhibition at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam promises to cast new light on the work of De Stijl pioneers Nelly and Theo van Doesburg, following the restoration of their architecture archive. Atelier Nelly and Theo Van Doesburg will recognise Nelly as a key figure in the consolidation of the reputation of Van Doesburg and De Stijl. The magnificent focus of the exhibition will be on the couple’s most striking joint project: their studio-house in the Parisian suburb of Meudon.

Fragile drawings by Theo van Doesburg temporarily on show at the Belvedere, Vienna

12 FEBRUARY 2020

Two drawings by Theo van Doesburg of designs for Café Aubette will be exhibited at the Belvedere, Vienna, from 14 February to 1 June 2020. That these drawings can now be exhibited at all is entirely due to intensive research and conservation work carried out by the Disclosing Architecture restoration and conservation programme.

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science invests 11 million euros in architectural collection at Rotterdam’s Het Nieuwe Instituut

13 MARCH 2018

This one-off injection affords a potentially decisive impulse for the preservation and restoration of the national collection and the acceleration of the current digitalisation and accessibilisation of the archive.

For more information on the Disclosing Architecture programme, please contact Yerma da Silva, via