Cultural artefact returned to Peru
A Peruvian graveclothes deposited in a drop box for objects covered by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has been returned to Peru. Today (9/15/2023) Donné Slangen, Director-General for Nature and Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (LNV), handed over the graveclothes to Marisol Agüero Colunga, the Peruvian Ambassador to the Netherlands. The graveclothes, which consists of fragments of cloth and rope, came to the Ministry in an unusual way.
Visit Inspectorate for Cultural Heritage from Kosovo
Colleagues from the Inspectorate for Cultural Heritage in Pristina, Kosovo, visited the Information and Heritage Inspectorate of the Netherlands from 12-14 December 2022. The Inspectorate for Cultural Heritage was established only in 2018 and the Kosovo colleagues are looking for inspiration in several countries, including the Netherlands, for further positioning their institute.
Maritime Observatory monitors important underwater heritage sites
The Information and Heritage Inspectorate and Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), both part of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, have contracted the Maritime Observatory to monitor important underwater maritime heritage sites in the Waddenzee or Dutch territorial North Sea.
Pottery, textiles and figurines returned to Peru
Today the Dutch Ambassador for International Cultural Cooperation, Arjen Uijterlinde, presented a collection of privately owned archaeological objects to Ambassador Marisol Agüero of Peru.
The Netherlands is cooperating in the return of archaeological objects to Iraq
Today Arjen Uijterlinde, Ambassador for International Cultural Cooperation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Barbara Siregar, Director of the Information and Heritage Inspectorate, are returning seven archaeological objects to the Iraqi ambassador, Mr Hisham Al Alawi.
The Netherlands returns an Ife terracotta head to Nigeria
A unique and rare terracotta head from Ife area in Nigeria was intercepted by Dutch Customs and is returned by the Dutch authorities to Nigeria. The Ife terracotta head is the first formal return of the Netherlands to a State Party to the 1970 UNESCO Convention that sees to the fight against trafficking of cultural goods.