Your heritage

If you would like to know whether your documents, film, fabric or other material from the Second World War might be suitable for transfer to an organization that manages heritage material? Please contact one of the organizations mentioned below. These organizations provide good homes to such material, because they specialize in the professional preservations of these sources

Bronbeek Museum,

The Bronbeek Museum focuses on the Netherlands’ colonial past. The museum has a particular focus on the Netherlands East Indies, and emphasises the colony’s military aspects.

Indies Scientific Institute,

The Indies Scientific Institute is a foundation that has made the history of the Indies community the focus of its collection-building and other activities. The foundation has a collection of photographs, documents, magazines and books.

Moluccan Historic Museum Foundation,

The aim of the Moluks Historisch Museum Foundation is to collect, preserve, research and present the heritage of the Moluccan community in the Netherlands.


Museon is a museum that caters for a wide audience, by focusing on mankind and man’s role in society, and exchanging information on current topics in the worlds of nature, culture, science and technology.


The Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) collects information about and stimulates research into former and current Dutch overseas territories. The KITLV has a large collection of photos, books, drawings and maps.

Nationaal archief, and

In its capacity as the ‘national memory,’ the Nationaal Archief of the Netherlands manages the archives of the national government and those belonging to individuals of national importance.

National 4 and 5 May Committee,

The primary task of the National 4 and 5 May Committee is to organise the national moments of remembrance on 4 and 5 May. The Committee’s second task is to increase people’s participation in memorial activities and celebrations, and to promote coherence and harmony between the various activities.

National Library of the Netherlands,

The National Library of the Netherlands exists to serve everyone who wants to have access to books, newspapers, magazines, electronic publications, CD-ROMs and websites. The Library functions as a gateway to a huge amount of information, including information that is not in the Library’s own collections.

National Military Museum,

The National Military Museum aims to stimulate broad public interest and engagement in the issue of what the armed forces have meant to the Netherlands over the centuries. The museum’s collection of Indies heritage includes photos and images of objects.

Netherlands Institute for Military History,

The Netherlands Institute for Military History (NIMH) is a specialised expert and research centre in the field of Dutch military history.

Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vison,

The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision preserves a large proportion of the Netherlands’ audio-visual heritage. Over 800,000 hours of radio, television, film and music are stored in the institute’s depots.

Netherlands Red Cross,

The objective of the Netherlands Red Cross is to contribute to a peaceful, tolerant and humane world by assisting those people whose lives, health, welfare or dignity are under threat.


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. In NIOD's collections you can find material about war, the Second World War, the Holocaust and genocides.

Pelita Foundation,

The Pelita Foundation offers assistance to victims of the war with Japan and the Bersiap period.