The Volksbuurtmuseum Wijk C (a community museum district C) has displays on the popular history of the last thousand or so years  of this particular district in Utrecht. It has established itself as the only museum  about  the 19th century “man on the street’’ of Utrecht. The museum has a permanent and a number of changing exhibitions.

The Maluku Museum (MUMA) is a gift from the Dutch government to the Molukkan community in the Netherlands. From the beginning of its existence until now, this museum has built up a series of unique collections about Molukkan culture.


The main theme of Bronbeek Museum is Dutch colonial history in Indonesia with a special emphasis on the military aspect.
In this museum the focus is on the history of the Dutch-Indonesian army.

The Nederland Fotomuseum (Dutch Photo-Museum) displays photos and background information.  Having specialised in conservation and restoration over the last ten years, it has combined relevant technical information and historical photographic material in a database.

The  Nationale  Vlechtmuseum (National braiding Museum) exhibits  braiding techniques  in various  applications. Braiding occurs in furniture, used objects, art industry, design, clothing, packing, architecture, jewellery and basket work. 

Wereldmuseum RotterdamThe Wereldmuseum (World Museum) in Rotterdam has a special collection of Papuan Art. The museum is closed at the moment for renovation but it will open its doors again to the public in the autumn of 2009.


Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde

The site of the Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology) in Leiden offers online access to an extensive collection. In the museum itself collections of world renown can be found which have been put together by a number of prominent collectors.

The Tropenmuseum (Museum of the Tropics): Body decoration, headhunting, music, rituals. All of these and more can be found at this museum. Discover the rich culture of an island that was once a part of the Dutch Empire.


Museum Nusantara  in Delft focuses entirely on the history and cultures of Indonesia. The permanent exhibition demonstates the 400-year-old relationship between the Netherlands and Indonesia.

The Universiteitsmuseum van de RU Groningen (The University Museum of Groningen) has a beautiful ethnographic collection, which contains thousands of objects which have been
acquired from collections elsewhere.

The Völkerkundemuseum (Ethnographic Museum) in Wuppertal (Germany) has a fascinating collection from New Guinea that comes from the highlands of West Papua. With techniques from the stone age, the pieces of artwork are of a high quality of manufacture.

The Internationaal Instituut voor Sociale Geschiedenis (IISG- International Institute for Social History) in Amsterdam is one of the largest documentary and research institutions in the world in the field of social history.

At the Center for Pacific and Asian Studies of the Radboud University in Nijmegen there are several ongoing projects  such as, for example,  research on the current era of globalization on the identity of people, their cultural production and creativity. 

The Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap (KNAG- The Royal Dutch  Society for geographers) is an association which organized many expeditions, often in conjunction with the Society for the Promotion of Physics Research within the Dutch Colonies.

The Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Royal National  Library of the Netherlands) owns several dozens of special collections, which they have acquired in the course of time by means of donations, legacies and purchase.

The KITLV, (the Royal Institute of Language, Geography and Ethnology) in Leiden, has a digital version of their journal 'Bijdragen tot de Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde' which goes back as far as 1950.

KIT Informatie en BibliotheekdienstenKIT Information and Library Services (National Institute of Technology) manages a very comprehensive collection of scientific and popular books, magazines and maps on developing countries. National Archives, Nationaal Archief stores almost a 1000 years of history of the Netherlands in 93 km worth of archives, including maps, drawings and photographs. In the reading room you can - without paying - study most of the items available.

Papua provides links to organizations that deal with Papua and to various personal sites about Papua. There is also information about popular sites and tourism opportunities in Papua.

Nieuw-Guinea startkabel.nlNew Guinea offers several links about West Papua. Here you will find different themes such as geography, history, art and culture.


PapuawebPapuaWeb is an information network for researchers, aid workers, administrative institutions and others working on issues relevant to Papua (formerly Irian Jaya) in Indonesia.

The foundation Hulp Aan Papua's In Nood
(Aid to Papua's In Need) invests in a sustainable future for the indigenous people of Papua by supporting local and small scale projects.

Miscellaneous Organisations
Beeld en Geluid (Sound and Vision) in the Media Park in Hilversum contains the largest audiovisual archives of the Netherlands. You can go here to take part in‘The Experience’, a media attraction for young and old. These archives contain more than 700,000 hours of radio, television, film and music.

The Tong Tong Fair is the new name for the former Pasar Malam Besar. This 13-day festival celebrates Indonesian culture and attracts artists, writers and scientists to the Malieveld, a large park in the Hague. The yearly event is a cultural happening, exhibition and food festival.

The organisation of the Protestantse Kerk in Nederland or PKN (Protestant Church in The Netherlands) was created on May 1, 2004 by the amalgamation of three churches: the Dutch Reformed Church, the Reformed Churches and the Evangelical-Lutheran Church. The PKN is a diverse church in its faith and commitment.

Justitia et Pax is the Catholic organization for justice and peace. It is present in 128 countries around the world and in almost all countries of Europe. This organization uses a combination of quiet diplomacy and mobilization of public opinion in order to achieve its goals.

Erfgoed Nederland (The Heritage Foundation in the Netherlands) aims to stimulate the growth of cultural heritage. By listening and being open to everyone's views, this foundation manages to bridge gaps between heritage institutions, government organizations and private initiatives.

Polygoon deed in de jaren vijftig regelmatig verslag van de Nederlandse activiteiten in Nieuw-Guinea. In een zevental historische fragmenten wordt een goed beeld te geven hoe destijds over het overzeese gebied werd bericht.

Stirling expeditieThe Stirling expedition of 1923 is reflected in unique images and diary excerpts of two American participants Matthew Stirling and Stanley Hedberg. This website was produced by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC


The KTOMMB, tehuis voor oud-militairen en Museum Bronbeek (a home for old soldiers and Museum Bronbeek) provides care to former soldiers. It is also an information centre about the military-colonial past and the Royal Dutch Army.