RKD Netherland Institute for art History
The Central Register Design Archives (Centraal Register Vormgevingsarchieven, CRVa) offers an overview of Dutch design archives. It is a database containing information on designer archives, design companies, manufacturers, design galleries and designers associations. The CRVa currently comprises more than 1700 names of designers and companies. Main information (full name, dates and specialism) is available on around 300 names of archives of national and international interest. A top category of 40 archives is described in more detail in the full basis registration. The CRVa also contains information on the global content, the size, the date and location of the archives. The short content description can be searched by keyword. The archives registered in the database may be located elsewhere at various heritage institutes or private ownership. If possible the online inventory is given of the institute where the archive is located.