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Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (OCW-RCE)
Hosting Legal Entity
Ministry for Education, Culture and Science of Netherlands
Smallepad 5, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Amersfoort, PO: 3811 MG (Netherlands)
Type Of RI
Coordinating Country
Current Status:
Operational since 2009
Scientific Description
The Cultural Heritage Agency is part of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The Agency works to protect the Netherlands’ most important movable and immovable heritage. Using its specialist knowledge, the Agency ensures monuments and historic buildings, the archaeological resource, the landscape, and fine and applied arts are properly cared for. We are jointly responsible for managing the Netherlands’ cultural heritage. The Agency possesses a great deal of knowledge, in books and in digital format, but above all in the experience of the people who work here. We develop knowledge and are only too happy to share it with others. The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands helps other parties to get the best out of our heritage. We are closely involved in listing, preserving, sustainably developing and providing access to the most valuable heritage in our country. We are the link between policymakers, academics and practitioners. We provide advice, knowledge and information, and perform certain statutory duties that have been assigned to us. The Cultural Heritage Agency is at the heart of heritage management in the Netherlands. We participate in the FP7 CHARISMA project and Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) on Cultural Heritage.

RI Keywords
Movable and immovable heritage, Archaeology, Collections, Historic buildings, Museum, Cultural heritage preservation
RI Category
Research Archives
Analytical Facilities
Reference material repositories
Data Archives, Data Repositories and Collections
Scientific Domain
Humanities and Arts
Chemistry and Material Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Social and Cultural Innovation
International Council of Museums (ICOM)
Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures (CHARISMA)
Date of last update: 21/08/2019
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