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: 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.
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.
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.
Street Art Museum Amsterdam
Street Art Museum Amsterdam (SAMA) is a contemporary eco-museum, focused on the identity of the immediate environment in connection with local participation and aimed at improving the development and quality of life of the local community, using art as a tool to a social dialogue. Its mission is to create, explore, document and preserve the growing democratic movement of Street Art.
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.
Cultural history is a broad and dynamic discipline, which can flexibly accommodate emerging topics and concerns. It is distinguished from other historical disciplines by its focus on culture as a process of attributing meaning. Taking a lead from Johan Huizinga, we understand culture as a system of ‘life forms’: usages, values, opinions, practices, objects, arts and knowledge, which may exist within a group and to which the group attaches meaning. Cultural history is distinguished by the very diverse range of sources it documents and uses (such as various kinds of text, images, music, smells, performativity, and heritage, both material and immaterial). Cultural history is also distinct from the field of Cultural studies because of its focus on historicity and the historical method, emphasising historical dynamics and processes of change, interaction and appropriation across time and space.
Netherlands Institute for Cultural Analysis NICA
NICA is the Dutch national research school dedicated to the academic study of contemporary culture from an interdisciplinary, theoretical, and critical perspective. The school offers graduate courses for research master and PhD students, and serves as a professional network for affiliated scholars. Presently based at the University of Amsterdam, the school welcomes the participation of scholars and students of all Dutch universities.
National Research School for Literary Studies OSL
OSL is the national research network for literary theory, comparative literature, Dutch literature, and the literatures of the major modern languages in the Netherlands.
Netherlands Inter-university School for Islamic Studies, Leiden University (NISIS)
NISIS is a national research school for the study of Islam and Muslim societies.
NIAS – one of the institutes of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) – has made it its mission to provide an environment for advanced research in the humanities and social sciences that is driven by curiosity and cross-discipline collaboration.
Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Cultural Memory and Traumas TraMe, University of Bologna
The Center is dedicated to interdisciplinary research on genres, representation practices and places of cultural and individual memory in situations of conflict and post-conflict, violence and collective trauma.
Center for Digital Systems CeDIS, Free University Berlin
The Center for Digital Systems (CeDiS) was founded in 1998. Since 2002, it has been the center of excellence for e-learning and multimedia, and since 2014, contact in the field of e-research.
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science, Free University Berlin
Our associates work on and teach the various fields of research pertaining to the extensive scope of Area Studies / Politics of the Middle East and North Africa.
Cambridge University Heritage Research Group, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
The Heritage Research Group is made up of graduate students, academics, heritage practitioners and other interested parties. The seminars aim to bring together researchers from diverse disciplinary backgrounds, whose projects cover a wide range of topics within the broad field of heritage.
Historical Dialogues, Justice, and Memory Network, Columbia University
Historical dialogue and accountability is a growing field of advocacy and scholarship that encompasses efforts in conflict, post-conflict, and post-dictatorial societies to come to terms with their pasts. It is foremost a tool aimed at using historical memory for reconciliation, peacebuilding, and democracy promotion. Stakeholders increasingly recognize that addressing a violent past through historical dialogue can facilitate the construction of shared narratives. These narratives, in turn, can address root causes of conflicts and add to a goal of building sustainable peace.
Association of Critical Heritage Studies ACHS, University of Gothenburg
ACHS was formed in the early 2010s via conversations and meetings between academics based in Australia, Sweden and the UK. In its initial phase of development it received support from the University of Gothenburg and the Australian National University. It has also received ongoing support from the International Journal of Heritage Studies. To initiate debate and dialogue about the Association's aims and scope of interest, a preliminary manifesto was produced for the 2012 conference held at the University of Gothenburg.
Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development
The Prince Claus Fund was established on 6 September 1996 as a tribute to Prince Claus's dedication to culture and development. The Fund believes that culture is a basic need and the driver of development. The Prince Claus Fund supports artists, critical thinkers and cultural organisations in spaces where freedom of cultural expression is restricted by conflict, poverty, repression, marginalisation or taboos. Annually, the Fund grants Prince Claus Awards to individuals and organisations for their outstanding achievements in the field of culture and development. The Fund also provides first aid to cultural heritage damaged by man-made or natural disaster.
Fundación Miguel Aguiló, Polytechnic University of Madrid
Fundación Miguel Aguiló was founded in December 2009 in close association with the Technical University of Madrid's (UPM) School of Civil Engineering to research the built heritage and landscape. The aims of this State-wided body include furthering scientific research, technological development, innovation and training and heightening public awareness of civil engineering, architecture and related disciplines, in particular as regards their aesthetics, history and landscape-building.
Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation IHJR
The Institute for Historical Justice and Reconciliation (IHJR) works with educational and public policy institutions to organize and sponsor historical discourse in pursuit of acknowledgement, and the resolution of historical disputes within divided communities and societies.
Imagine IC documents, presents and discusses everyday life in the neighbourhood and in the city, with the intention to complement the heritage of the city and the country.
Paradox is a not for profit organisation founded in 1993. We develop projects around contemporary issues with documentary authors: photographers, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and researchers.
Ki Culture is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainability in cultural heritage. They provide solutions for cultural institutions and tools to educate the public on all issues connected with sustainability.
Art/Switch is a non profit foundation based in Amsterdam and New York. It aims to stimulate sustainability in the cultural sector by switching the current systems and ethos to new, innovative, and sustainable practices. With contributions from academics and practitioners, this foundation will create an international network to promote long term and impactful changes. Art/Switch functions as a platform and incubator for research on the topic of sustainability in the arts, in order to stimulate a general shift towards sustainability in theory and practice.
Mada al-Carmel - Arab Center for Applied Social Studies
Mada al-Carmel was founded in Haifa in 2000 to further the human, civil and political rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel through applied social research and policy analysis.