Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture


For the valorisation of their research, researchers of AHM are engaged in networks, partnerships and private and public organisations in the field of heritage and memory studies, and material culture.

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

With its dedicated experts, the Rijksmuseum has gained a well-established reputation in the field of historical and art historical research, making it a highly valued partner in academic research and education.The Atelier Building is a centre for restoration and preservation, scientific practice, research and education, where Dutch cultural heritage can be preserved and administered under the very best conditions. In the Atelier Building, the Rijksmuseum, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) and the University of Amsterdam (UvA) pool their knowledge of restoration and preservation.

Allard Pierson Museum

Allard Pierson Museum is the archaeology museum of the University of Amsterdam. The ancient civilisations of ancient Egypt, the Near East, the Greek World, Etruria and the Roman Empire are revived in this museum. Art-objects and utensils, dating from 4000 B.C. till 1000 A.D. give a good impression of everyday-life.

Amsterdam Museum

Amsterdam: a world city? Yes, but also small, quaint and strong-minded. Home to Johan Cruijff, Rembrandt, Ajax, the Red Light District, the Dutch East India Company and marijuana. The capital of the Netherlands. A 1000-year-old trading city that has a special relationship with water and a strong focus on entrepreneurship, creativity, citizenship and free-thinking. In the monumental Amsterdam Museum building you will discover the story of Amsterdam through a large number of masterpieces, such as an aerial map from the Middle Ages and Breitner's The Dam.

4D Research Lab

The 4D Research Lab is located at ACASA (Amsterdam Centre for Ancient Studies and Archaeology) - Department of Archaeology, and contributes to the Amsterdam Center for Digital Humanities and the Digital Heritage Lab. The Lab facilitates researchers from different disciplines in the Humanities who have specific spatial and architectural, i.e. three dimensional questions that cannot be answered with traditional methods. It provides computing facilities, 3D scanners, 3D modeling programs and the computational specialists to assist scholars in their research to transformations in the ancient built environment.


Terrorscapes is a transdisciplinary, international network of scholars and professionals that will critically analyze how, where, when and/or if key places and times of twentieth-century terror and mass violence in Europe are presented, interpreted and represented.

CLUE (VU university): Research Institute for the Heritage and History of the Cultural Landscape and Urban Environment

CLUE initiates, carries out and coordinates research into the historical development, the heritage and the present-day transformation of the cultural landscape and urban environment. The focus is on the long-term history of (urban) landscapes and areas, as well as on the historical backgrounds of contemporary spatial planning issues.

Sobibor Foundation

The Sobibor Foundation strives to keep the memory of the  extermination camp Sobibor alive. Its motto is remembrance through information and education, which has resulted in a vast number of activities.

Herinneringscentrum Kamp Westerbork

In 1983 Camp Westerbork Museum in Hooghalen was built on private initiative and with financial support from the Dutch Governement. It contains, amongst other things, a permanent exhibition of many photographs and documents. Next to this museum, the camp grounds and its memorials can be visited.

Meertens Institute

The Meertens Institute, established in 1926, has been a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) since 1952. This institute studies the diversity in language and culture in the Netherlands.

Arts and Humanities Research Council

The AHRC is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, along with the other UK Research Councils. The AHRC is governed by its Council, which is responsible for its overall strategic direction, and we are incorporated by Royal Charter.


NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies is a knowledge and information centre on war and large-scale violence in the 20th and 21st century.

Jewish Historical Museum

The Jewish Historical Museum Foundation was established on 23 May 1930 for the purpose of 'collecting and exhibiting that which presents a picture of Jewish life in general and Dutch Jewish life in particular, in the broadest sense of these terms; discussing in meetings everything related to this; and making use of all such means to promote Jewish art and learning'.


De ErfgoedAcademie is an activity of the Victor de Stuersstichting and initiated by the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed and Nationaal Restauratiefonds.

Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI)

ACHI's mission is to explore the effects of cultural heritage in a broad sense (from material culture to art, literature, and the new media) on processes of identity formation and the effects of identities on the meanings attributed to cultural heritage.

Memory Studies Association

The Memory Studies Association was launched symbolically at its inaugural conference in Amsterdam (3-5 December 2016). The MSA aims to be a professional association for Memory Studies scholars, as well as those who are active in museums, memorial institutions, archives, the arts and other fields engaged in remembrance.

Center for Ukrainian Cultural Studies

The Amsterdam-based Center for Ukrainian Cultural Studies (UCS) unites Dutch scholars in Ukrainian art, cinema, media, memory, language, and literature. Launched by the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture (AHM) and the University of Amsterdam’s Department of Slavic Languages and Cultures, UCS brings together scholarship on domains as varying as Ukrainian avant-garde arts, post-WWII Ukrainian film, and social-media discourse in Ukraine today.

Published by  Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture

3 November 2017