news December 7, 2017 New projects supported by Shared Cultural Heritage Matching Fund Eight international projects receive contributions from the Shared Cultural Heritage Matching Fund. news December 20, 2017 Japan: Workshop on revitalising Hirado through heritage In a five-day workshop, Japanese architecture students joined forces to propose a redevelopment and redesign plan for the historical centre of Hirado. news December 20, 2017 Japan: Dutch Trading Post Heritage Network Meeting in Nagasaki From 8 to 11 December, Asian heritage institutions came together in Nagasaki to share knowledge and cooperate on VOC heritage projects. news December 20, 2017 Suriname: The Treasury Collection, works by Maria Sibylla Merian, exhibited in Suriname The Embassy in Paramaribo has co-initiated an exhibition, story map and training to honour botanical artist Maria Sibylla Merian and her work. news December 20, 2017 Russia: plans for refurbishing the Dutch fortress in Rostov Student plans for refurbishing the 17th century Dutch Earthen Fortress in Rostov were presented to the Dutch Ambassador and won a Denkmal Moscow Fair award. news December 20, 2017 Brazil: Memorandum of Understanding between RCE and IBRAM RCE and IBRAM have made agreements about future collaborations on projects concerning Brazilian museums news December 20, 2017 USA: Train the Trainer programmes about Dutch Colonial History in New York The Dutch Consulate in New York has developed educational programmes on the Dutch colonial period, in cooperation with several cultural institutions. news December 20, 2017 Indonesia: Dutch & Indonesian National Archives renew cooperation In honour of the renewed cooperation between the NA and the ANRI, a pop-up exhibition opened in the NA on 27 October. news December 20, 2017 Australia: The Blaeu Map returns The rediscovered Blaeu Map, made by Dutch cartographer Blaeu, was returned to Australia and exhibited at the National Library of Australia. news October 23, 2017 Japan: Dutch trading post Dejima revived and reconnected The Main Gate Bridge on Dejima will be reopened on 24 November in Nagasaki, a great way to close the Holland-Kyushu year. Princess Laurentien will be present. news October 25, 2017 USA: Connecting Dutch Heritage in the Hudson River Valley Eighty heritage specialists participated in a working meeting on ‘Connecting Dutch Heritage in the Hudson River Valley Corridor’.