Design and digital culture contribute significantly to the way Dutch society defines, manifests and develops itself. A well-preserved, open and accessible archive is therefore a precondition for the design discipline in order to meet the task assigned to it by Dutch culture and society. The Network Archives Design and Digital Culture has therefore been created as a partnership between heritage organisations including Het Nieuwe Instituut, knowledge and research institutions, and individual archives of Dutch design heritage.
The Network Archives Design and Digital Culture (NADD) is working toward an accessible archive for design and digital culture that collects the knowledge and strengths of museum and heritage organisations, educational, cultural and research institutions, designers, governments and other partners. The network lays a solid foundation for sharing insight and experience and for the joint development of new knowledge.
This network is based on the unifying capacity of its individual partners and the specialist knowledge of multiple parties. It focuses on making the existing public activities and programming of all network partners visible and stronger, and, where necessary, contributes to the supplementation or development of new programmes.