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Protected objects and collections (Erfgoedwet)

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Do you own an object or collection of cultural-historic or scientific value for the Netherlands? The Dutch Minister of Education, Culture and Science can give such objects or collections a protected status under the Dutch 2016 Heritage act (Erfgoedwet). These items will then be listed in the Dutch Protected Objects and Collections Register (in Dutch). The Cultural Heritage Inspectorate (Erfgoedinspectie) monitors compliance with the Cultural Heritage Act.

Inclusion in the register

The minister can decide to have your object or collection included in the register. You wil be notified of this and you may object. You can also ask for an item or collection to be included in the register (in Dutch). Inclusion in the register offers access to several financial and legal arrangements (in Dutch), for instance a subsidy through the Mondriaanfonds.

If your object or collection is included in the register

Do you own one or more objects that are listed in this register? You must:

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