Mutual Cultural Heritage Programme 2013-2016

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Mutual Cultural Heritage Programme 2013-2016
Location
Countries Australia
Brazil
India
Indonesia
Japan
Russia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Suriname
The Netherlands
United States
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Status Running
Project duration 2013  till 2016
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Contact person Anouk Fienieg
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The Mutual Cultural Heritage Policy of the Netherlands was renewed for the period 2013-2016. The Dutch government finds mutual cultural heritage (MCH) important because it helps the Dutch gain a better understanding of their own history and how it intertwined with a number of countries. In addition, the Dutch government sees MCH as an excellent chance to strengthen and reaffirm bilateral relations between the Netherlands and the priority countries.

This policy is the joint responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands and the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands. The three executive partners of the policy in the Netherlands are National Archives, The Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency and DutchCulture Outside the Netherlands, ten Netherlands embassies are working with the mutual heritage policy. These focus countries are the United States of America; Suriname; Brazil; South Africa; India; Russia; Sri Lanka; Indonesia; Australia and Japan.


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Objectives
In the Shared Cultural Heritage Policy Framework 2013-2016, the Netherlands government defines three different objectives:


Promote international relations

The first is the general aim to promote international relations. Shared cultural heritage can be a starting point for international cooperation that contributes to global peace and security and thus to the resolution of economic, social, cultural or humanitarian issues. International cooperation can take place at bilateral or multilateral level, between governments, institutions or individuals. At all these levels, cooperation can strengthen and enrich diplomatic, professional and personal relationships. International cooperation promotes intercultural dialogue and fosters a deeper understanding of cultural identity and solidarity between peoples.

The other two policy objectives more specifically concern the sustainable preservation of cultural heritage and the Netherlands’ interests.

Sustainable preservation of cultural heritage

Shared cultural heritage is a special complement to the cultural heritage found in the Netherlands. We preserve it physically by maintaining, managing, using and displaying it. In working with partner countries to preserveshared cultural heritage, we can foster a critical reflection on our past and a mutual understanding of past, present and future. Efforts will therefore be made to increase knowledge of shared cultural heritage, boost knowledge exchange, raise awareness, strengthen the local support base for sustainable preservation, and make heritage accessible to the general public. In the partner countries, this can have beneficial spin-off effects on the local economy, employment, tourism and education, thus contributing indirectly to social development and quality of life, and raising the profile of the living environment.

The Netherlands’ interests

International collaboration in the area of shared cultural heritage offers opportunities for the Netherlands. It can, for instance, oil the wheels of public and economic diplomacy. By positioning cultural heritage in the domain of international relations, we can profile the Netherlands more prominently and generate goodwill. This will benefit Dutch companies in general, but especially those specialised in cultural heritage preservation. There is a proven connection between historic ties, in trade and other areas, and good economic relations today. In this regard, it makes sense to link up cultural heritage policy with policy for two leading economic sectors in the Netherlands – the creative industries and water. Expanding Dutch expertise also benefits our native cultural heritage, through improved management and preservation.Finally, shared cultural heritage offers Dutch institutions in the areas of education, culture and science opportunities for international collaboration and distinction.


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The policy text is online available:
http://en.nationaalarchief.nl/sites/default/files/docs/gce_beleidskader_2013-2016_definitief_-_eng_doca.pdf


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Involved organisation(s)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands
The Netherlands Cultural Heritage Agency
National Archives Netherlands
DutchCulture
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands In Paramaribo, Suriname
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brasilia, Brazil
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pretoria, South Africa
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in India, New Delhi
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow, Russian Federation
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta, Indonesia
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra, Australia
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo, Japan
The Netherlands Consulate General in New York

Funding organisation(s)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands

Organisations referring to this project
DutchCulture
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands In Paramaribo, Suriname
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brasilia, Brazil
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra, Australia
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in India, New Delhi
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta, Indonesia
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Moscow, Russian Federation
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Pretoria, South Africa
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Tokyo, Japan
Ministry of Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
The Netherlands Consulate General in New York



Involved expert(s)
Kees Somer
Francis Kettenis
Ted Steemers
Frans van Dijk
Jean-Paul Corten
Jinna Smit
Mara de Groot
Martijn Manders
Bart Ankersmit
Arjan Kok
Anouk Fienieg
Veysel Yuce
Sophie Logothetis
Sandra Ammersingh
Floor Nuijten
Sander Werrie
Sarah Cohen
Jeroen-Louis Martens
Marielle van Miltenburg
Mohammed Afzal
Louis Piët
Thijmen Kouwenaar
Pavel Kouzmine
Ton van Zeeland
Ineke de Hoog
Nico Schermers
Femke Withag
Ineke van de Pol
Bas Valckx
Jan Kennis
Ryan Emmen

Experts referring to this project
Johan van Langen



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