Discover a theme

The story of Dutch architecture and urban planning can be told on the basis of many themes, perspectives, interpretations and motives. The search portal always provides a small selection from the collection based on a theme or topic. Current events, inside or outside Het Nieuwe Instituut, can be a reason to identify a theme and illustrate it with drawings, photographs and models. A study on emergency housing or housing for the elderly, for instance, or the acquisition or digitization of an archive. Certain themes can also coincide with the exhibition series Surprising finds from the collection, for which a personal selection, on the basis of a concept, is presented in Gallery -1. Other projects at Het Nieuwe Instituut, which are often the result of research into the collection, provide a wealth of archival material that will be available via the themes.