About Heritage

DutchCulture supports Dutch heritage organizations in their international activities.

We have an extensive network and stimulate the exchange of knowledge and experience between organizations and countries. Priorities of the Netherlands’ international heritage policy are the Shared Cultural Heritage programme and European cooperation. 

Tools and what we do. 

Shared Cultural Heritage
Shared Cultural Heritage stands for the tangible and intangible traces left abroad by the Netherlands during their trade and colonial history.  Through DutchCulture, you can obtain information about this heritage that the Netherlands shares with other countries. Within the DutchCulture website you can find information on related projects, experts and organisations . 
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Information services 
One of DutchCulture's responsibilities is informing the national and international heritage field about Shared Cultural Heritage. The sharing of available knowledge and experience is important in creating synergy and ensuring that past experiences are accessible to everyone. This increases the quality of Shared Cultural Heritage activities. 

Information about completed and current projects, including accompanying experts and organisations, is accessible through our website

DutchCulture regularly organises public lectures and network events and expert meetings. 

Shared Cultural Heritage Matching Fund
Our Matching Fund supports projects initiated by Dutch organisations that help connect shared heritage activities in different countries. The Matching Fund also welcomes projects that increase the visibility of such heritage. The Shared Cultural Heritage Travel compensation scheme offers support to Dutch organisations travelling to one of the ten partners countries: Australia , Brazil, India, Indonesia,  Japan, Russia,  South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and the United States of America. 
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Visitors’ Programme
Through the International Visitors’ Programme, foreign heritage professionals can become acquainted with the Dutch cultural heritage arena.
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Heritage and Europe
DutchCulture points you toward the many possibilities that Europe offers in the area of cooperation, financing and visibility.

Dutch institutes that wish to be considered for the European Heritage Label of the European Union can connect with us for information and assistance with the application process.
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