is a result of a close cooperation between The New Institute
and The State Hermitage Museum. Architecture the Dutch Way is the first
retrospective at the Hermitage to be devoted to the history of European
architecture after the Second World War. The collection of The New Institute,
which includes drawings, sketches, models and photos, shows how, in the
Netherlands, the ideal of communality made way for greater diversity,
reflecting an individualising society.
This exhibition points to various themes for the near future of The New
Instiute: the importance of history and heritage as a mirror of the present, collaboration
with researchers, artists and institutions, and not least the richness and opportunities
of its own architecture archive, which is probably the largest in the world.