NAI Rotterdam; Foto: Kees Spruijt
The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) is part of The New Institute. The New Institute has some 100 employees in its various departments. The following explains the organisational structure and lists the main contact persons.
The director is responsible for the artistic, business and strategic policy of The New Institute. He represents the interests of the institute among government bodies, advisory and interest organisations, the world of industry and commerce and other relevant parties in the field. The director also represents the institute vis-à-vis important national and international contacts.
Contact: Jacqueline Stolmeijer-Arends, Director's secretary
The Heritage department is responsible for drawing up and implementing the collection policy of The New Institute. The tasks of the department range from acquisition, research, cataloguing, managing and making the collection available by contributing to exhibitions, publications, educational projects and other presentation activities. The department is the historical knowledge centre of the institute where knowledge of the collection and its context is collected, managed and offered to visitors in the reading room and virtual visitors on the internet.
Contact: Suzanne Rietveld, secretary
The Presentation department is responsible for drawing up and implementing the presentation policy. This includes all programme activities with which The New Institute presents itself to the public, such as (travelling) exhibitions, educational programmes and (digital) presentations.
Contact: Mireille van Dijk-Gillisen, secretary
The Education team is responsible for drawing up and implementing educational activities and targets both educational institutions and other target groups that are interested in design. The team develops guided tours, parties for children and educational programmes for schools and adds educational layers to permanent presentations. Besides the permanent range, there are also temporary programmes linked to the temporary exhibitions or (educational) projects.
Annette ter Haar
The Platform department provides a lively and multi-faceted programme in which it not only reacts to contemporary developments and adopts a stance, but also raises larger issues for discussion. By means of lectures, symposia, study trips and other events and programmes, the institute stimulates the debate on design and provides the professional public with information, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The tasks of Platform include network and talent development and the presentation and promotion of the Dutch creative industry abroad.
Floor van Spaendonck
Contact: Mireille van Dijk-Gillisen, secretary
The Network team targets the network function of The New Institute, including the Fashion Council, the Studio for Unsollicited Architecture, and the implementation of the top sectors policy creative industry.
The Discourse team organises lectures, debates and publications in the broad field of architecture, design, e-culture and other sectors of the creative industry. The team also organises expert sessions.
The Talent Development team pinpoints and encourages talent in the creative industry by means of fellowships, the compilation of the HOT 100 of new talents, courses, consultations, etc.
Coordinator Talent Development
The International team is responsible for the activities of The New Institute abroad. This includes match-making programmes, the implementation of the Homogeneous Group International Cooperation programme (the HGIS is a separate budgetary construction within the government budget which combines spending on international cooperation) and state presentations at the Venice Biennale and other similar events.
The Operations department supports all the operational processes of The New Institute. Among the teams included in this department are the following: Finance, Personnel and Organisation, Property Management, and Marketing and Communications.
Contact: Jeanne de Vries, secretary
Marketing & Communications
The Marketing & Communications team is responsible for drawing up and implementing the public policy and the marketing policy of The New Institute. On the basis of market and public research, the team organises publicity, the website and promotional actions, arrangements and special offers, often in cooperation with third parties.
Manager Marketing & Communications
Contact: Sandra van Gent, secretary
Personnel and Organisation
The P & O team ensures compliance with all of the conditions bearing on personnel to promote the proper functioning of the organisation.
The Finance team ensures compliance with all of the financial conditions to promote the proper functioning of the organisation.
Anita van Beekum
The External relations department targets the link between The New Institute and its surroundings. Its core tasks include the maintenance and expansion of long-term relations and forms of cooperation, the exploitation of hire activities, and the organisation of corporate events.
Marlies den Hartogh
Coordinator External relations
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