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Each year, dozens of international professionals working in the fields of architecture, design, fashion and e-culture come to the Netherlands at Het Nieuwe Instituut’s invitation to get acquainted with the multidisciplinary way of working that characterises Dutch design. The International Visitors Programme fosters international dialogue, cultural exchange, market expansion, and broadening of the international professional network.
In 2015, Het Nieuwe Instituut received the following international guests:

Christian Esch (DE) / December 2015

To determine interest in a collaborative programme for artists and institutes from Nordrhein-Westfalen, the Netherlands and Belgium, the director of NRW Kultur is meeting a wide range of possible partners in the Netherlands. 

Troy Conrad Therrien (USA) / October 2015

An extensive programme that includes lectures, excursions and a workshop offers Troy Conrad Therrien an opportunity to expand his network in the world of architecture and learn about current developments in the field.

Dan Hill (UK) and Anab Jain (IN) / October 2015

Two designers taking part in the State of Eindhoven forum will get to know the city and the local design scene.

Adam Clarke (UK) and Rachel Uwa (DE) / October 2015

Two international experts on games and education have been invited to lead masterclasses at the Cinekid Festival.  

Wojciech Trzcionka, Agnesa Adamczak, Tomasz Friedel (POL), Anja Cronberg (FR) / September 2015

On the occasion of the opening of the Temporary Fashion Museum, a group of Polish and French journalists will acquaint themselves with the Dutch fashion landscape. 

Patrick De Muynck (IT), Noemie Schwaller(UK), Raissa Verhaege (BE) and Krystyna Metz (BE) / July 2015

An international group of four fashion professionals is invited to serve on the expert panel at Lichting 2015, the competition for up-and-coming fashion talent.

Paul Greenhalgh (UK) / June 2015

The lecture The future of the Expo Model in Het Nieuwe Instituut is for culture historian Paul Greenhalgh reason to visit the Netherlands.

Christine Boyer (USA) / June 2015

Professor of architecture and urbanism Christine Boyer is visiting the Netherlands for a workshop and a lecture in Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Carol Seigel (UK) / May 2015

Carol Seigel will visit Het Nieuwe Instituut to learn more about the developments in the field of museum houses. 

Steve Rura (USA) and Charles Spence (UK) / May 2015

Two guests coming to the Netherlands for the What Design Can Do conference will stop by Het Nieuwe Instituut to chat with the staff.

Filip Visnjic (UK) and Matthew Plummer-Fernandez (UK/COL) / May 2015

Two visitors will come to the Netherlands to take part in the Fiber Festival and a meeting at Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Kate Goodwin (UK), Savvas Ciriacidis (CH) and Tina di Carlo (USA) / April 2015

Three guests have come to the Netherlands to speak at the 1:1 Symposium.

Irina Chepkunova and Alexandra Stepina (RUS) / April 2015

Two Russian museum staff members have come to the Netherlands to learn about making archives accessible.

Benjamin Bratton (USA) / February 2015

Benjamin Bratton will visit the Netherlands to deliver one of the keynote speeches at the Sonic Acts Festival.

Sheila Kennedy and Frano Violich (USA) / January 2015

The architects Sheila Kennedy and Frano Violich, of Kennedy & Violich Architecture in the United States, are visiting the Netherlands for an expert meeting at the TextielMuseum in Tilburg.