Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed, Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap – Cultural Heritage Agency, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (RCE)
The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) is an institute for the preservation and management of cultural heritage in the broadest sense. The area of interest involves monuments and historical buildings, archaeology, natural landscapes and movable heritage, i.e. collections. The headquarters are located in Amersfoort and there are units located in Amsterdam (Scientific department), Rijswijk (Collection) and Lelystad (Maritime archaeology). RCE is part of the Ministry for Education, Culture and Science and has a permanent staff of about 300 persons plus c. 100 persons acting as contract researchers, Master and PhD students etc. The RCE has developed many studies of art‐historical objects and precious artworks, including paintings by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, Mondrian and many others. The research department currently has a strong focus on modern materials and objects, from 1870 till present.
Jan van ‘t Hof