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The Iconic Houses Network, a professional organization for those active in modern house museums and architects’ houses, announces its first informal gathering on November 5th 2012 in Los Angeles. The meeting will mark a huge step forward in this important heritage sector.

Modern house museums form a unique category of sites open to the public. Whereas the buildings are located all over the world, the professional issues their owners and curators face are the same. They include fund raising, interpretation, preservation, audience development, research initiatives, co-operation with universities and expert teams, restoration issues, care of collections and display and temporary exhibition strategies. The new Iconic Houses Network will play a vital role in sharing knowledge and resources, providing a platform for professional discussion, and supporting its members in developing new initiatives.

Membership of the Iconic Houses Network is open to sites which: represent high-quality 20thcentury modern architecture, are open to the public and are managed by professionals.

About the Iconic Houses Foundation is an initiative of the Iconic Houses Foundation, based in The Netherlands. The Iconic Houses Network will be run by the Organizing Committee.

Organizing Committee

Natascha Drabbe – Founding Chair

Director Mart van Schijndel Foundation / Van Schijndel House, Utrecht, Netherlands

• Iveta Černá – Director Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic

• Kimberli Meyer – Director MAK Center, Los Angeles, at the Schindler House, West Hollywood, CA, USA

• Susanna Pettersson – Director Alvar Aalto Foundation / Alvar Aalto Museum, Helsinki and Jyväskylä, Finland

• Lynda Waggoner – Director Fallingwater, Mill Run, USA


Enquiries: Director Susanna Pettersson,, tel. +358 40 7360 699,
Alvar Aalto Foundation/ Alvar Aalto Museum