02/18/2014 13:00 to 17:00 (Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam)


Het Nieuwe Instituut (former Netherlands Architecture Institute, now merged with the Design Institute) and Iconic Houses Network present a lecture session on the opportunities and dilemmas of making exhibitions in house museums. Henry Urbach is invited, since 2012 director of The Glass House, deisgned by architect Philip Johnson. He quickly built a series of fantastic exhibitions in and around the house and talks about his ambitions, projects and experiences. He talks to Job Meihuizen, curator of the exhibition ‘Richard Hutten at the Sonneveld House’ about making exhibitions in house museums.Museum Houses in recent years have dramatically overturned the helm for a dynamic programming with trendsetting exhibitions in the field of art and design. Where major museums struggling art, design and decor in a room able to present that cross-disciplinary relating precisely to the museum’s own home. Increasingly museum housing experiment with that data, and explore opportunities to tell which extend beyond the house and its inhabitants.

Location : Het Nieuwe Instituut, 25 Museum Park, Rotterdam

February 18, 2014, 13.00 – 17.00

Language: English; Free admission with a ticket for Het Nieuwe Instituut

Tickets / reservations: Event Brite

Henry Urbach’s lecture tour in Europe:

February 16th, Van Schijndel House, Utrecht, Netherland: http://www.martvanschijndel.nl/nl/nieuws/project/140/15-12-2014-lezing-en-film-philip-johnson-diary-of-an-eccentric-architect

February 17th, John Adams Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands (SOLD OUT): http://www.john-adams.nl/lecture.php?id=767&lang=uk

February 18th, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands: http://www.hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/landscapeinterior/interior-triptych-annual-instalments/richard-hutten-sonneveld-house/house-museum

February 19th, Ungers Archive, Cologne, Germany: http://www.ungersarchiv.de/index.php/news-reader/items/Iconic_Houses.html

February 24th, Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic: http://www.tugendhat.eu/en/news/a-lecture-by-henry-urbach-275.html

March 18th – Filmtheater ‘t Hoogt, Utrecht, Netherlands (repeat screening of the film with Henry’s recorded lecture held at the Van Schijndel House): http://www.hoogt.nl/home/9132423/11026231/philip_Johnson,_Diary_of_an_Eccentric_Architect

March 19th – Henry’s lecture online on Iconic Houses YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/IconicHouses/videos and in video section of the Iconic Houses website: http://www.iconichouses.org/video



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