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“Inclusivity” is an important objective of the network. We want to ensure that employees of institutions and partnerships of all types and sizes join and benefit from the network. We therefore expressly invite all institutions to participate.

Heritage institutions and partnerships

The Digital Heritage Network is a meeting place for all 1,400 heritage and knowledge institutions in the Netherlands, regardless of sector, region, type of collection, size or expertise level. A large number of Dutch heritage institutions from the science, archives, library, AV/media and art & culture sectors have already found each other in the Digital Heritage Network, where they share knowledge, collaborate and build a national network of distributed facilities for digital heritage. In addition, there are many thematic and regional partnerships involved in the Network. Anyone who wants to participate is welcome.

Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation

On 1 March 2018, the Netherlands Coalition for Digital Preservation (NCDD) merged into the Digital Heritage Network. The NCDD had been working closely with the Digital Heritage Network since 2015, implementing the Sustainable Digital Heritage work programme. The NCDD was founded in 2008 by five parties (Sound and Vision, National Library, DANS, National Archives and the Cultural Coalition for Digital Preservation) with the aim of promoting the sustained accessibility of digital information in the Netherlands. The NCDD is now part of the Digital Heritage Network and has transferred all its knowledge, results and partnerships to the Network.

Mini conference Learning to Preserve

Mini conference Learning to Preserve. Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI). 21 September 2017. Photo: Marco de Swart

Sector and professional organisations

Sector and professional organisations such as BRAIN/KVANKNVI and SIMIN (Museum Information Services Section of the Museum Association), are important partners in the network.

Educational field

We also maintain close contact with the educational field in order to jointly shape “the heritage professional of the future”. For example, we are involved in teaching at the Reinwardt Academy (Amsterdam University of the Arts), GO Opleidingen and the Archiefschool (Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences) and collaborate with the University of Amsterdam.

Software suppliers

A group of suppliers of heritage software acts as a focal point in the network in order to better match supply and demand in the heritage field.

Meeting of the focal point of heritage software suppliers.

Meeting of the focal point of heritage software suppliers, The Hague, 16 December 2015.


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