English Summary

Docomomo Netherlands is the Dutch chapter of Docomomo International, a non-profit organization, devoted to the DOcumentation and COnservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the MOdern MOvement.

Docomomo was founded in 1988 by Hubert-Jan Henket and Wessel de Jonge in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in response to the threats of undesirable alterations and demolitions of buildings and sites of the Modern Movement. Its main mission is to foster interest in and raise awareness for the ideas and heritage of the Modern Movement. Ever since its initiation, Docomomo has played an important role in the growth of a wide appreciation and recognition of the legacy of the Modern Movement. Docomomo established a large worldwide register of modern buildings, it has active chapters in more than 50 countries, over 2.300 members worldwide, and many buildings and ensembles of the Modern Movement have since been saved. The bi-annual international conference is one of the means to continue working on the aims of Docomomo.

Since January 2010, the Docomomo International secretariat located in Barcelona and is presently hosted by the Fundació Mies van der Rohe. Chair is Ana Tostoes and the secretary general is Ivan Blasi. For more information about Docomomo International, please visit www.docomomo.com