What would a museum about fashion in the Netherlands look like? From 13 September 2015 until 8 May 2016 Het Nieuwe Instituut will be transformed into a Temporary Fashion Museum, exploring the phenomenon of fashion in all its surprising forms with an extensive programme of exhibitions, installations, performances and events.

Many Dutch museums include fashion within their collections but there has never been a national fashion museum. Over a period of eight months Het Nieuwe Instituut will explore the possibilities of such an institution by transforming itself into a fashion museum. The entire building will be utilised for this temporary experiment.

The user will play an important role in the Temporary Fashion Museum. Visitors will be given the opportunity to engage with the fashion discipline in a multitude of ways. The displays will range from classical exhibitions to a shop where visitors can not only view the clothes but can also try them on and borrow, exchange or buy them. The Temporary Fashion Museum will also provide a podium for debate about and reflection upon relevant issues and provide opportunities for visitors to make their own clothing under the guidance of various fashion masters. 





Het Nieuwe Instituut

Museumpark 25

3015 CB Rotterdam

The Netherlands


13 september 2015 until 8 may 2016

lllustration by Linda Zoon 


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