Tugendhat Villa has been under the administration of the Brno City Museum since the 1st of July 1994 and open to the public as an installed monument to modern architecture. As of the 1st of January 2005, a Study and Documentation Centre (SDC-VT) has been situated directly in the building. Its main aim is to first and foremost accumulate facts and documents regarding the building, the architect and the commissioners, as well as the fate of the structure after the departure of its owners, along with the people and events connected with the Villa over the entire period of its existence.
The study centre in Tugendhat Villa is also focused on wider historical circumstances with an emphasis on Brno architecture from the 19th century up to the present. In this respect SDC-VT is developing independent scientific research and publication activity in close cooperation with the workplace of the history of architecture and city planning of the Brno City Museum which contains, among other things, the original planning and photographic documentation of Tugendhat Villa. It will further cooperate with, for example, the Adolf Loos Study and Documentation Centre in Müller Villa in Prague (research cooperation on the project “Adolf Loos – Works in the Czech Lands”) and additional institutions of this type in both the Czech Republic as well as abroad
Mies' statement “less is more” is characterised by his pure forms and work with material. Glass, steel and concrete are the attributes of his distinct “International Style” which has influenced architecture up to the present day.