Netherlands' Photo Museum
Prior to the decision for the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam) to move to a new location, Soda created in 2023 a new layout for the entrance area, routing, exhibition spaces and secondary functions in the current Las Palmas building. The motivation was the need for a improved orientation, visibility and wayfinding.
The Netherlands' Photo Museum preserves 175 archives. Together, these include 5.6 million negatives plus a large number of slides, prints and documents on the life and work of Dutch photographers such as Ed van der Elsken, Piet Zwart and Ata Kandó. The museum also collects amateur photography and manages archives like the archive of Hein Wertheimer, the founder of the museum. Thanks to the huge diversity of subjects, genres and applications, the collection consequently covers not only the history of Dutch photography, but also more than a century of Dutch history in photographs.
Photo: Las Palmas, Rotterdam (2016) © Studio Hans Wilschut / Netherlands' Photo Museum