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In the context of the exhibition Finders Keepers Charles Brooking talked about his fascination with period detail and how it led to his renowned collection of staircases and windows.

19:00 – 19:45
also this evening

17.00 - 18.30 Book launch Lost and Living (in) Archives

18.00 - 19.00 launch MacGuffin Nº 5 The Cabinet

19.30 - 21.00 Thursday Night Live! Counter Cartographies by Mpho Matsipa

19.30 - 21.00 De Stijl as interiorproject. Lecture Sabine Marcelis and Hetty Berens

Museum open until 21:00

The New Haberdashery open until 21:00


Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Finders Keepers brings together more than 5000 household objects from over 40 collections, including staircases, rainwater heads and sash window weights from the Brooking National Collection. The collection is regularly consulted by students, historians, architects and others with an interest in British building history. In 2014 part of the window collection was on show at the Venice Architecture Biennale.

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?