Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials
Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials
Publication of Archival Library and Museum Materials

The Wolfsonian-FIU Museum
National Endowment of the Arts
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Wolfsonian-FIU Modern Dutch Collection

Welcome to The Wolfsonian-FIU´s collection of Dutch artifacts.

The Wolfsonian—FIU's collection of Dutch artifacts includes extensive holdings in glass, textiles, furniture, and design drawings dating from circa 1880 to 1940, as well as an unrivaled collection of "Nieuwe Kunst" (Art Nouveau or "new art") bookbindings, and decorative and ornamental ephemera produced in the Netherlands between the 1890s and 1920s. The Dutch holdings focus on themes and subjects such as city life, industrial progress, and a variety of social issues, including the importance of socialism in the country's political life. Evidence of the motifs and techniques (such as batik) introduced by the former Dutch East Indies colonies are demonstrated particularly in the library's holdings, known as the Veeze Collection, which includes several thousand rare book covers, calendars, proofs, advertisements, and original sketches.