From March 2020 to date, our institution, which is now called Kunstinstituut Melly, has had to close on-and-off to the general public in an effort to flatten the curve of the coronavirus pandemic. Our activities have been either temporarily halted or postponed, and a handful have been organized remotely. This online platform was launched in May 2020 to digitally share ideas and content with you during lockdowns. While a digital strategy does not replace our core activities—which involves spatializing knowledge and socializing information—it does allow us to publicly share research in motion and a present structure of feeling.

Founded in 1990, our institution was conceived as an art house in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with a mission to present and discuss the work created by visual artists from here and afar. Our institution is formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. As of 27 January 2021, its new name is Kunstinstituut Melly. To learn about our name change initiative, we invite you to visit And, you can learn more about our institution’s 30-year program on Our program starting this year will be published on our new institutional website

We invite you to sign-up to our newsletter and encourage you to follow us on Instagram, which we are actively using as part of our current digital strategy. If you would like to contact us, please send us an email: press [​at​]

Our institution is supported by the city of Rotterdam and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science in The Netherlands. Our activities are also supported through foundation grants, project sponsorships, individual donations, and income from admission tickets, sales and events. Our digital strategy is in part supported by Stichting Droom en Daad. If you would like to make a donation to our institution, we would much appreciate it; proceeds during this period will be earmarked for artist’s fees. Join our membership program today, and your participation will also be invested in artist’s fees.

This online platform is designed by Studio Laumes. Systemantics provided its technical development and Hylex its content management system.