The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra, Australia, has an active policy of promoting Dutch-Australian cultural heritage; material and immaterial relics from the past that the Netherlands shares with Australia. The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, responsible for executing the International Programme for Maritime Heritage and the Shared Cultural Heritage Programme, closely cooperates with the Embassy and Australian partners to maintain, manage and highlight Dutch-Australian cultural heritage. By doing this, we foster a reflection on our past and a mutual understanding of past, present and future.
The embassy’s shared cultural heritage programme identifies 4 themes; the so-called 4 M’s: Maritime, Military, Migrant and Mercantile heritage. In 2019, the Embassy welcomes project proposals for initiatives focusing on Dutch-Australian cultural heritage to be initiated in 2019. They also welcome separate proposals for projects focusing on shared underwater cultural heritage. You can find both call for proposals and the application forms on the Embassy's website and in the attachments. For enquiries and to receive the application form in word-format, please contact the Department of Cultural Affairs and Public Diplomacy on firstname.lastname@example.org.