Frequently asked questions

Like other museums, the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden is increasingly receiving questions from society about the provenance and ownership of objects from the museum collection. On this page we list the most frequently asked questions, along with our answers.

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Dutch Heritage Law, Ethical Code for Museums, National Collections: the world of museums and heritage involves laws, regulations and terms that are not always easy to understand. On this page, you will find a clear explanation of their meaning.

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Human remains

The National Museum of Antiquities has in its care human remains from all areas covered by its collection. The museum realizes that these are the remains of individuals from the past that also hold meaning for contemporary societies, which means that they must be cared for properly.

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