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Guy Königstein, Donna Verheijden and Oana Clitan present their installations for Open Archive. Open Archive is a collaborative project of Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid (the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision), that stimulates the creative reuse of open heritage collections. The three makers spent six months researching the collections of both institutions to develop a concept for their work. They are interviewed about their work processes and the reuse of archival materials.

19:30 – 21:30
also this evening

18:00-19:30 Thursday Bite 

The museum is free of charge from 17:00-21:00


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free entrance, RSVP via ticket link 

Open Archive

Reuse of digital collections in museums and archives yields new stories in surprising, innovative forms. Under the name Open Archive, Het Nieuwe Instituut and the Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid invited creators by an open call to make new work using archive documents from their open digital collections.

Artist Guy Königstein, filmmaker Donna Verheijden and artist-designer Oana Clitan present their work during the Dutch Design Week 2019 and as of 14 November in Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Luca Napoli

Thursday Night Live! is a weekly programme of lectures, screenings and discussions on architecture, design and digital culture. Developments and critical insights are discussed by thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad.