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


Second term Martin Berendse as President ICA

Martin Berendse, National Archivist of the Netherlands, is reelected for a further two years term as President of the International Council on Archives (ICA).

UNESCO officially endorsed the Universal Declaration on Archives

In one of the most significant developments for archives at the international level for many years, the General Conference of UNESCO has unanimously endorsed in plenary session on 10 November the Universal Declaration on Archives proposed by the International Council on Archives (ICA). This landmark decision is an important step in improving public understanding of archives. It provides a splendid opportunity to raise still further awareness of archives among the general public and key decision-makers.

Speech Martin Berendse at congress Archives without Borders

On the 30th and the 31st of August an international congress titled 'Archives without Borders' was held at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Hosts of this meeting were the Flemish association for archivists and librarians (VVBAD) and the Dutch association for archivists (KVAN).