National Archives of the Netherlands (Ministry of Education, Culture and Science)

Busy in Brazil

In June 2011 the MCH team visited Brazil to establish a Working Program with Arquivo Nacional (Rio de Janeiro). This Working Program is part of a series, organized by the Nationaal Archief together with each of the priority countries. In Brazil, the MCH team visited the Ministry of Culture, UNESCO, the Brazilian Institute of Museums (IBRAM) and other authorities to discuss possible cooperation.

Scan exchange

During the visit, the MCH team also met with several institutions to discuss the exchanging of scans of historical documents for the forthcoming MCH website. The team reached an agreement with the Instituto Archeologico, Historico y Geografico de Pernambuco (IAHGP) about exchanging scans of Vingboons maps for The Comprehensive Atlas of the West India Company, Vol. I The Old WIC, 1621-1674 (Atlas Maior).

Plea for MCH

Last on the agenda were two presentations about the MCH program at the Mutual Heritage Days in Sao Paulo and Recife. These gatherings were organized by AWAD Brazil and the Centre of International Heritage Activities (CIE).


The MCH program is coming to an end. The Nationaal Archief does its utmost best to finalize joined defined projects and present the results. Read the report and the results of the Brazil Working Program.