About the National Archives of the Netherlands

Gebouw Nationaal Archief
Shared Cultural Heritage Programme

A shared history, a shared future

How does the history of the Netherlands as a world nation continue to influence Dutch society and our international relations? The language we speak, the food we eat, the buildings that surround us and the stories we pass on bear many traces of a shared history with other countries, among them Australia, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Suriname, Sri Lanka, the United States and South Africa. The Netherlands is now working with these countries to preserve the significance of these historical links for future generations.

Shared Cultural Heritage

The shared cultural heritage programme is part of the Netherlands’ international cultural policy. The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, the National Archives, DutchCulture, Dutch embassies and various organisations in the partner countries are collaborating in this programme.

Like to know more about projects, news, events, networks and financing? Visit sharedheritage.dutchculture.nl