The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Canberra welcomes project proposals for initiatives in the field of Dutch-Australian underwater cultural heritage to be initiated in 2018.
This Call for Proposals is released in cooperation with the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed and follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Netherlands and Australia on how our two countries jointly manage and research our shipwrecks, sunken relics and other... underwater cultural heritage.
Recent examples of Dutch-Australian cooperation on underwater cultural heritage are the search for the Fortuyn (image); a Dutch Eastindia company ship that was lost in 1724 (see Fortuyn Project), and the Shipwrecks of the Roaring 40s’ project, a project that aims to reinvestigate the sites and previously excavated finds of the oldest European shipwrecks lost on the West-Australian coast, including the famous Dutch Eastindiamen ‘Batavia’, ‘Zeewijk’, ‘Zuiddorp’ and ‘Vergulde Draeck’ with the newest technologies and methodologies.
Read the full Call for Proposals here:
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