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.
Fragile drawings by Theo van Doesburg temporarily on show at the Belvedere, Vienna12 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 Instituut13 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.
Theo van Doesburg. Café Aubette. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, donation Van Moorsel, DOES ab5206
Theo van Doesburg. Café Aubette, colour design for a wall in the Grand Salon, 1927. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, donation Van Moorsel, DOES ab5205. Drawing on display in Belvere, Vienna.
Theo van Doesburg. Café Aubette, definitive colour design for the ceiling of the Grand Hall, 1927. Collection Het Nieuwe Instituut, DOES ab5168.