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The Finders Keepers exhibition features more than 5000 objects from more than forty collections and explores the stories behind these collections. In relation to this exhibition Ilka van Steen talks about the ins and outs of collecting design. How do you recognise a good design object? And how do you start a collection? She will show what is important, according to gallery and crafts workshop, Morentz, in building a good design collection. 

19:00 – 19:45

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free with ticket

Finders Keepers: The Art of Finding

In its autumn programme, focusing on ‘the collection’ in its many forms and meanings, Het Nieuwe Instituut invites the public to contemplate the necessity of collections, their complexity and the pleasure they bring. From the collections in the exhibition Finders Keepers to Het Nieuwe Instituut’s architecture collection: each collection has its own construction. Thursday Night Live! examines these constructions and offers a critical perspective on what collecting is: the art of finding, selecting, ordering and creating meaning.

Thursday Night Live!

In Het Nieuwe Instituut’s Thursday Night Live! programme thinkers, designers and makers from the Netherlands and abroad discuss urgent issues, innovative research and critical reflection related to architecture, design and digital culture. Why not grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut? Dinner vouchers are available for €7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link at this page or at the bar this evening.