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

Transfer & alienation

Government organisations are responsible for their own archives and the transfer to the Nationaal Archief. Upon transfer (i.e. physical conveyance to the National Archives), responsibility is shifted to the Nationaal Archief. An archive only actually becomes part of the national collection once it has been transferred to the Nationaal Archief. After transfer, the archive is made available to the Dutch public.