Medieval Memoria Online

8. About the project


Fig. 1. Homepage of the website Representations of Medieval Memoria / Memoria in beeld

The Medieval Memoria Online database was created on the basis of various cataloguing projects from the period 1990-2005:

  • the Memoriaproject, which produced among others the website Representations of Medieval Memoria / Memoria in beeld
  • the inventories and descriptions of memorial registers by Contactgroep Signum, a contact group of medievalists researching the history of religious and ecclesiastical institutions in the Middle Ages
  • the Narrative Sources project, which produced the online Narrative Sources database
  • the Monasticon Trajectense project, which produced two online repertories.

In 2009 the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) granted the MeMO project the Investment Subsidy NWO Medium to construct a database with inventories and descriptions of a number of sources concerning the commemoration of the dead (memoria). The project was also given substantial subsidies by the Stichting Professor Van Winter Fonds and the K.F. Hein Fonds. The participating research universities (Utrecht University (UU), VU University Amsterdam (VU) and University of Groningen (RUG)) and a few heritage institutions made funds available as well.

The database was developed in collaboration with Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), a subsidiary of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). DANS also granted a substantial subsidy.

The software developed for the MeMO database is Open Source and thus available to other researchers. You can contact Medieval Memoria Online at .

The project staff created not only a database, but also a number of websites, numerous publications and the MMR Newsletter, an international online newsletter for researchers into memoria. Moreover MeMO organised various international symposiums. Several of these activities were organised in cooperation with colleagues from outside the MeMO project. For an overview from the end of 2012, see issue 10-1 of MMR and for an updated overview of the most important MeMO publications click here.

8.1 A short history of the MeMO project

The Medieval Memoria Online project was created on the basis of four important cataloguing projects from the nineteen nineties:

  • The creation of inventories of memorial registers by Contactgroep Signum
  • The creation of inventories of memorial pieces in the (Arch) Diocese Utrecht, supervised by Truus van Bueren
  • The creation of inventories of narrative sources in the Netherlands (Narrative Sources)
  • The creation of inventories of monasteries in the Netherlands (producing the online websites Monasticon Trajectense project and Kloosterlijst (Convent list).

The first two projects prompted the launch of the MeMO project, as the initiator of the MeMO project, Truus van Bueren, was directly involved in these projects. In the early nineties Signum initiated an inventory of medieval memorial registers from the area of the present-day Netherlands. From January 2004 onwards, this inventory project was continued by the Werkgroep Memorieboeken (project group Memorial Registers) with the participation of researchers from the universities of Leiden, Utrecht and VU Amsterdam. The inventory was extended, and descriptions were subsequently made of the registers in collaboration with a number of members of Signum.

Fig. 2. Homepage of Narrative Sources

In 1996, the research project The functions of art, ritual and text in medieval memoria (i.e. the Memoriaproject) had been begun at Utrecht University, supervised by Truus van Bueren. It produced an inventory of memorial pieces in the (Arch) Diocese Utrecht, and subsequently the exhibition and publication Leven na de dood (Life after Death) (Museum Catharijneconvent Utrecht, 1999/2000). The data from the inventory were used in the database and website Representations of Medieval Memoria/Memoria in Beeld (created between 2007-2009).

The Investment Subsidy NWO Medium aims to strengthen the research infrastructure of the humanities. This subsidy, granted by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) enabled MeMO to make a large number of sources accessible for the research of the commemoration of the dead, through descriptions and photographs.

The subsidy application was a collaboration between the three participating universities and a number of (heritage) institutions. A conscious choice was made for types of sources for which there already were inventories: memorial pieces, tomb monuments and floor slabs, memorial registers and narrative sources that provide information on memoria, or had a function in memoria. For the narrative sources the project group Narrative Sources (Groningen and Ghent) were contacted, which had set up the online Narrative Sources database (NaSo) with subsidies from NWO and the Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO), among others. The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) was approached for their inventory of tomb monuments and floor slabs. And the Monasticon Trajectense project of VU Amsterdam was contacted for collaboration - among other things, they compiled two online repertories: the Monasticon Trajectense and the Convent list (Kloosterlijst).

The institutions that agreed to cooperate are: the Foundation for Ecclesiastical Art and Artefacts Netherlands (SKKN (since 2013 the department for Cultural Heritage in Churches and Convents of Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht)), the Central Bureau for Genealogy (CBG) in The Hague, the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in the Hague and the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) in Amersfoort. These institutions made photographs, information and expertise available to MeMO. The RCE moreover granted a subsidy for the production of photographs by a professional photographer. The CBG had the descriptions of the heraldry made by a staff member at a reduced fee.

DANS (Data Archiving and Networked Services), that had collaborated on the development of the database Representations of Medieval Memoria/Memoria in Beeld, was contacted for the development of the data entry application and the user application. It also provided a large financial contribution.

The application was submitted with initiator Truus van Bueren (UU) as the main applicant and Koen Goudriaan (VU) and Dick de Boer (RUG) as co-applicants. Rolf de Weijert (UU) made a major contribution to the application (see the article by Truus van Bueren and Rolf de Weijert in Medieval Memoria Research). Kees Schuddeboom († 2010, UU) was an important consultant.

The subsidy was granted by NWO in February 2009. The project team started work the following September in Amsterdam, Groningen, The Hague and Utrecht, with Utrecht as the lead project partner.

The MeMO project was achieved not only through the contributions and support of the participating universities, the heritage institutions, DANS and NWO. A number of churches, private persons and companies have also made research data and photographic materials available. Moreover the project received substantial subsidies from the Stichting Professor Van Winter Fonds and from the K.F. Hein Fonds. Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht repeatedly made its photos available for publications for the MMR Newsletter and for the introduction to the database. The museum also made a financial contribution towards the concluding MeMO congress (30 January - 2 February).

The implementation of the database
The following steps were taken in order to develop the end user application:

  • Establishing the Medieval Memoria Online Description Standard (MeMO DS). As there was no description standard for the specific field of research of the commemoration of the dead, MeMO developed MeMO DS in collaboration with an international group of experts. Because of the complexity of the source material, MeMO DS comprises two different sets of descriptive elements: one set for the objects and one for the texts. Each consists of an element set and the accompanying definitions. An additional description standard was developed for the institutions from which the sources originated.
  • MeMO DS is based on the implementation procedure developed for the international Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI; MeMO DS includes relevant descriptors of existing metadata standards such as EAD (Encoded Archival Description) and TEI (Text Encoding Initiative). See also the DANS Repository.
  • Establishing a data model based on MeMO DS (see below).
  • Development of the database module for the data entry staff; Medieval Memoria Oline Data Entry (MeMO DE)
  • Development of the web application for the end users: Medieval Memoria Online Information System (MeMO IS)
  • The data entry and quality control took place from August 2010 through January 2013
  • Writing academic introductions that function as background information and as a manual. The texts have been written with the intention of providing the users with separate units so they can navigate easily to the relevant texts.

Note that MeMO DS is generally well suited for projects which aim to inventory the use and functions of memorial objects, text carriers and texts.

Data model and Database system
MeMO DS was taken as the starting point for the development of a data model. This model formed the basis for the creation of the Database system. The database system comprises three sections:

Note that these overviews were last updated on: February 2011.

* (Files with the .vpp extension require the programme Visual Paradigm and Acrobat Reader is required to open PDF files.)

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8.2 Other products of the MeMO project

Apart from the MeMO database with inventories of memorial sources with descriptions that are tailored for memoria, a number of other products have been created in the context of the MeMO project. These are created as websites and PDFs that may inform the user about memoria and memoria research and/or help the user of the database. Some of these activities took place in collaboration with colleagues from outside the MeMO project.


  • Schenkingen van liturgische gewaden provides background information on the donation process and the use of medieval liturgical vestments, by Corinne van Dijk and Bart Holterman.
  • Representations of Jerusalem pilgrims provides an overview of paintings with portraits of Jerusalem pilgrims from the Netherlands. This website aims to showcase a custom that apparently can be found primarily in the Netherlands, by Bart Holterman.
  • Kloosterkleding in Beeld provides an overview of monastic dress, primarily based on identified persons, by Lonneke Hoondert.
  • Prayer and Politics is a Rich Internet Application that provides an introduction to the medieval memoria through the numerous sources from the Mariënpoel monastery, by Leen Breure and Truus van Bueren.
  • Wall-mounted memorials in the Southern Netherlands by Douglas Brine. This website demonstrates that the development of MeMO projects can be rewarding for other areas as well.
  • The Floor slabs of Oudewater has been developed especially to inform volunteers about the aims of the MeMO project, by Sophie Oosterwijk and Charlotte Dikken.

A large number of publications have been issued within the context of MeMO. These are academic publications as well as articles and interviews for a broad audience.

Contacts with volunteers
The MeMO project has generated an informal network of genealogists, local historians and other people with an interest in the Middle Ages. The cooperation of these volunteers at photo sessions in churches all over the Netherlands, the information and photos they provided so freely have made a major contribution to the floor slabs and tomb monuments database.

Memorial registers available online
Contacts between the MeMO project and a number of holding archives in the Netherlands have led to the digitisation of a large number of memorial registers. These are mentioned in the relevant records in the database and can be consulted on the websites of the holding archives. The digitisation of the archival sources was made possible for a large part by a subsidy of the Research School for Medieval Studies and was carried out by the Groninger Archieven in Groningen. For a reference to the digitalised registers in the records of the database and for an overview of the digitalised memorial registers, see 5.5.

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8.3 Updates of the database

The project was concluded at the beginning of 2013 with an international congress in Utrecht. The MeMO portal with the database and supporting products were launched during this congress.

Especially the inventories of the memorial pieces, memorial registers and narrative sources in the MeMO database are nearly exhaustive, though it is always possible that more objects and written sources are discovered. The situation is quite different as to the floor slabs and tomb monuments. We expect the inventory of these objects to be expanded in the years to come, if only because the importance of these medieval objects is emphasised by the MeMO project. For all descriptions of the sources and the original institutions, corrections and additions are required. Research in situ, good quality photographs and information are of the essence.

A database therefore is never finished. There will be regular updates on the basis of new information. Messages about updates will appear in the updates archive. Additions, corrections and photographs are welcome, see chapter nine.

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8.4 Participating institutions

MeMO has collaborated with the following institutions.


  • The Humanities Faculty of Utrecht University (the Research Institute for History and Culture (OGC)) and the University Library of Utrecht University
  • The Humanities Faculty of VU University Amsterdam
  • The Humanities Faculty of the University of Groningen

IT institution

  • Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), The Hague

Institutions for cultural heritage

  • The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), Amersfoort
  • The Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), The Hague
  • The Central Bureau for Genealogy (CBG), The Hague
  • The Foundation for Ecclesiastical Art and Artefacts Netherlands (SKKN), since 2013 the department for Cultural Heritage in Churches and Convents) of Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht


  • The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), our main sponsor
  • Stichting Professor Van Winter Fonds
  • K.F. Hein Fonds
  • And the above-mentioned participating institutions

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8.5 MeMO staff and contributing researchers

Fig. 3. Homepage of Wall-Mounted memorials

Project leaders

  • Truus van Bueren, overall project leader and initiator, UU (2009-2013)
  • Rolf de Weijert, project leader MeMO DS development, MeMO DE development, and MeMO IS development, UU (2009-2013)
  • Corinne van Dijk, UU (2013-2016)

Research and project support and organisation

  • Jeannette van Arenthals, UU
  • Kim Ragetli, UU
  • Piet Looij, UU

Development and maintenance of the MeMO website

  • Charlotte Dikken, UU

Development of MeMO DS


  • Rolf de Weijert (project leader), UU
  • Truus van Bueren, UU

Consulting experts

  • Redmer Alma (Drents archief, Assen), Trudi Brink (UU), Sabrina Corbellini (RUG), Thorsten Fisher (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Suzan Folkerts (RUG), Bram van den Hoven van Genderen (UU), Hartwig Kerskens (Universität Duisburg-Essen), Walter Ketteman, Jens Lieven (Ruhr-Universität Bochum), Brigitte Meijns (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Vincent Robijn (RUG), Els Rose (UU), Jan Sanders (Brabants Historisch Informatie Centrum), Annemarie Speetjens (VU).

Editorial Board of MeMO DS

  • Prof dr Jos Biemans, University of Amsterdam
  • Prof dr Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld, Tilburg University
  • Prof dr Dick de Boer, University of Groningen
  • Dr Anne Bollmann, University of Groningen
  • Dr Truus van Bueren, Utrecht University
  • Dr Brigitte Bøggild Johannsen, National Museum of Denmark
  • Prof dr Sam Cohn, University of Glasgow
  • Prof dr Jeroen Deploige, Ghent University
  • Prof dr Julian Gardner, Warwick University
  • Prof dr Dieter Geuenich, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof dr Koen Goudriaan, VU University Amsterdam
  • Dr Caroline Horch, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof dr Uwe Ludwig, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Dr Renée Nip, University of Groningen
  • Dr Sophie Oosterwijk, University of St Andrews
  • Prof dr Thomas Schilp, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Prof dr Corine Schleif, Arizona State University, Tempe
  • Prof dr Jeroen Stumpel, Utrecht University
  • Prof dr Paul Trio, Catholic University Leuven, Kortrijk campus
  • Prof dr Hugo van der Velden, Harvard University
  • Drs Rolf de Weijert, Utrecht University

Development of the databases

Development of the MeMO Data model

  • Jan van Mansum, DANS
  • Rolf de Weijert, UU

Development of MeMO DE
DANS staff

  • Jan van Mansum (project leader)
  • Martin Braaksma (IT development)
  • Georgi Khomeriki (IT development)
  • Duncan Plomp (IT development)
  • Rob Poyck (IT development)
MeMO staff
  • Rolf de Weijert, UU

Development of MeMO IS
DANS staff

  • Jan van Mansum (project leader)
  • Georgi Khomeriki (IT development)
  • Heleen van de Schraaf (IT development and database design)
  • Leen Breure (consultancy)
MeMO staff
  • Rolf de Weijert (project leader), UU
  • Truus van Bueren, UU

Other DANS staff who were involved in the MeMO project

  • Peter Doorn
  • Henk Harmsen
  • Rutger Kramer (contribution to the application, project leader until March 2010)
  • Paula Witkamp (project manager)
  • René van Horik (contribution to the application)
  • Ramses Elisabeth (IT development)
  • Joke Pol (IT development)

Hosting UU

  • Arie Kraai
  • Menno Rasch
  • Hans van der Made


  • Hans Schuurman, UU
  • Corinne van Dijk, UU
  • Truus van Bueren, UU


  • Leen Breure, UU and DANS
  • Herbert Ruessink, Whistler IT
  • José de Kruif, UU
  • Andrea van Leerdam, UU

Research and data entry

Memorial pieces

  • Truus van Bueren (project leader), UU
  • Corinne van Dijk, UU
  • Fenna Visser, UU
  • Rolf de Weijert, UU
  • Kees Thijs, (editing and translating Latin), VU
  • Koen Goudriaan (editing and translating Latin), VU
  • Henk 't Jong (description of heraldry), CBG
  • Herbert Ruessink, (conversion of Representation of Medieval Memoria), Whistler IT
  • Charlotte Dikken, (corrections), UU

Tomb monuments and floor slabs

  • Sophie Oosterwijk (coordinator), UU
  • Trudi Brink, UU
  • Corinne van Dijk, UU
  • Duco Vollebregt, UU
  • Kim Ragetli, UU
  • Elizabeth Adriaanse, UU
  • Chris Booms (photography), RCE
  • Henk 't Jong (description of heraldry), CBG
  • Kees Thijs (editing and translating Latin), VU
  • Koen Goudriaan (editing and translating Latin), VU
  • Rolf de Weijert (corrections), UU
  • Truus van Bueren (corrections), UU
  • Charlotte Dikken (corrections), UU

Memorial registers

  • Rolf de Weijert (coordinator), UU
  • Bart Holterman, UU and VU
  • Duco Vollebregt, UU
  • Arjan Boers, VU
  • Jan de Geest, VU

Organisation of digitisation of memorial registers

  • Dick de Boer, RUG
  • Jeannette van Arenthals, UU
  • Truus van Bueren, UU
  • Bart Holterman, UU
  • Rolf de Weijert, UU

Narrative sources

  • Catrien Santing (coordinator), RUG
  • Truus van Bueren (coordinator), UU
  • Lianne van Beek, RUG
  • André Looijenga, RUG


  • Koen Goudriaan, (coordinator), VU
  • Chiel Zwiers, VU
  • Rolf de Weijert, UU
  • Bart Holterman, UU

Academic introductions of the MeMO application

  • Truus van Bueren (texts), UU
  • Rolf de Weijert (texts), UU
  • Jeannette van Arenthals (translation), UU
  • Charlotte Dikken (website), UU
  • Bart Holterman (website), UU and VU

Editors and former editors of the International Newsletter on Medieval Memoria Research

  • Charlotte Dikken (editor in chief and manager of the MMR website), UU
  • Jeannette van Arenthals, Truus van Bueren, Bram van den Hoven van Genderen, Andrea van Leerdam, Sophie Oosterwijk, Rolf de Weijert, all UU

Organisational and academic planning of symposiums

  • Jeannette van Arenthals, UU
  • Truus van Bueren, UU
  • Sophie Oosterwijk, UU
  • Kim Ragetli, UU
  • Rolf de Weijert, UU

Translation Dutch-English

  • Jeannette van Arenthals, UU
  • Sophie Oosterwijk, UU
  • Charlotte Dikken, UU


  • Bram van den Hoven van Genderen, UU
  • Truus van Bueren, UU
  • Anne Bollmann, RUG
  • Koen Goudriaan, VU
  • Caroline Horch, University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Sophie Oosterwijk, UU
  • Jeannette van Arenthals, UU
  • Bart Holterman, VU

Volunteers and staff of participating institutions

Memorial pieces
Lonneke Hoondert, Suzanne Laemers (RKD), Andrea van Leerdam (UU), Daantje Meuwissen (KUN), Kees van Schooten (Museum Catharijneconvent)

Tomb monuments and floor slabs
L.J. Abelmann (Zeeland), Leo Adriaanse (SCEZ), Redmer Alma, Carl Andreas (archivaris RHCL), Jan Pieter Baan (Geervliet), M. Baarda (Witmarsum), Hans Baars (Jacobikerk Utrecht), Sally Badham (Leafield UK), A.J. Barth (gemeente Goes), Gabriëlle Baumann (MuZEEum Vlissingen), Saskia van Bavel (Markiezenhof), Richard de Beer (SKKN), Rook Belder (PKN), Ronald Van Belle (België), Willem Bik (Poortugaal), Peter Bitter (Alkmaar), Wilco Blaak (Delft), J.C. Bliek (Vlissingen/Groede), Marco Blokhuis (SKKN), Carina Blokzijl (Museum Gouda), E. de Boer (Kampen), Henk Boersma (LGOG), L.A.H. Bok (Dodenakkers), Co Bommelier (Kruiningen), Chris Booms (Chris Booms Fotografie), Ton Boon (Pieterskerk Leiden), Henk Bootsma (Wommels), ds. W. Brand (Hulst), Wim de Bree (Poortugaal), Ph. Breuker (Bozum Friesland), Adrie Brinkkemper en de werkgroep Cultureel Erfgoed van de Westerkerk (Enkhuizen), R. Broersma (Leeuwarden), Jenny de Bruin (Lakenhal Leiden), Jan de Bruin (Westfries Archief Enkhuizen), Cor Butselaar (Oudewater), W. Capel-Traas (Kattendijke), Christine Ceulemans (KIKIRPA België), Patricia du Clou-Huisman (Delft), Paul Cockerham (Helston UK), Dirk-Jan Dekker (Nijmegen), Henny van Dolder (Gouda), Peter Don (RCE), J.C. Dorst (Dreischor), Drents Museum (Assen), H. Elgersma (Dronrijp), René van den Elshout (Hulst), Rudy Esajas (Historisch Centrum Overijssel), Fries Museum (Leeuwarden), Walter van de Garde (Breda), Gemeente Goes Gemeentearchief, B. Gerretsen (directeur), Tim Graas (SKKN), Anneke van der Griend (rondleidster Eusebiuskerk Arnhem), J. Grootenboer (Borne), R. Hackeng (Maastricht RHCL), J. Hagedoorn (Zwolle), Ronald Hartsuiker (Leiden), H. van Heerde (Vollenhove), Jan Heijmans (Stevenskring Nijmegen), Piet van Heijzen (Oude Kerk Soest), H. Hendrikse (Sluis/Zeeland SCEZ), Sarina Hendrikse (Vlissingen), Annika Hendriksen (Delft), Historisch Centrum Overijssel (Zwolle), Historische Vereniging Arnemuiden, Grietje Hofman (Pieterskerk Utrecht), Harm den Hollander (Kruiningen), P. Homan, Peter Homan and Christine Waslander (Bergen (NH)), C. van Hoogevest (Van Hoogevest Architecten), Gertie Hout (Yerseke), Map Huiskamp (Gelders Archief), H. Hut (Workum), W. Jacobsen (Sluis/Zeeland SCEZ), Jan de Jager (Dokkum), H. de Jong-Lievaart (Wolphaartsdijk), Jan Kaptein (Graft-De Rijp), Adrie Kegel (Mijnsheerenland), R. van Kesteren (Doesburg), Fred van den Kieboom (gemeentearchief Tholen), Ria Kiewiet (Gorinchem), G. Kingma (Kloetinge), Theun Klein (Brielle), J. Kleppe (Scherpenisse), Fred Kloppenburg (Asperen), Hans en Margreet Kluit (Vianen), J. Knottnerus (Holwierde Ten Boer Wirdum), Kees Knulst (Sint Maartensdijk), Zeno Kolks (Gelders Erfgoed), Evert Kramer (Fries Museum), Leo Krijger (Zaltbommel), J. Kroesen (Groningen), Tine van der Krogt (Haarlem), Barbara Kruijsen (Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen), Kees Kuiken, Conny Lagerweij (MuseumgoudA), A. Landman (Workum), Philip Lankester (York UK), Eva Lassing (Oude Tonge), Bettie de Leeuw (Vught), J.H. van Lente (IJsselmuiden), G. Lepoeter (Kapelle), Michiel de Ligt (Den Haag), Piet Looij (UU), M. van Kooten (Scherpenisse), Siwert Mackintosh (Wemeldinge), Joelle Majois (KIKIRPA België), Gerda van Marsbergen (Noordwijk), Ria van der Meer (Delft), M.J. Meeuwse (Baarland), Jozef Mertens (Vught), Wim Meulenkamp (SKKN), Geertje Middel (Tiel), Th. M. van Mierlo (Kampen), Frank Migchielsen (Rotterdam), A.L. Moolenaar (Kampen), Museum Flehite (Amersfoort), Museum Het Valkhof (Nijmegen), OLV-basiliek), Ad van de Par (Steenbergen), Jan Peeters (Steenbergen), A. Petersen (Harderwijk), M. Pleunis (Maastricht, F.H. Pluimers (Wilp), D. Polinder (Kampen) en de staf van het kerkelijk bureau Hervormd Kampen, Ellie Pont (Beesd, Thijs Postma (Enkhuizen), A. Prinsen (gemeente Hulst), Jan van Raalten (Doesburg Martinikerk), Joke Radstaat (Gouda), Emile Ramakers (Bibliotheek Maastricht), Ria Reijerse (SKKN), Albert Reinstra (RCE), D. Remmerts (Hattem), Restauratiearchitectuur BBM (Raamsdonkveer), K. de Ridder (Arnemuiden), Martin de Rijk (SKKN), Kris Roderburg (RCE), F. Roebroeks (Maastricht RHCL), C. Roersma (Franeker), Nicholas Rogers (Cambridge UK), C. Rogge (†), W. Romkema (Huizum), G. Roos (Harlingen), Carolien Roozendaal (gemeente Alkmaar), M. Sanders (gemeente Zaltbommel), Caroline van Santen (Zeeuws Museum Middelburg), K. Schilder (Kampen), Wouter Schollema (Fryske Akademy), Rens Schulte (Nijmegen), Cécile Schulte-van Wersch (Nijmegen), SKKN, Wim Slingerland (Vught), Ester Smit (Historisch Centrum Overijssel), Johan Steendam (Tresoar), R. Steensma (†), Fanda van der Steenstraten (Haarlem), J. Stellema (Kollum), Mart van der Sterre (SKKN), Annemarth Sterringa (Delft), Stichting Cultureel Erfgoed Zeeland (Middelburg), P.M. Stoppelenburg (Utrechts Archief), Jos Stöver (RCE), Carla Straayer (Goes), Martin Stuchfield (Stratford St Mary's UK), M. Tangerman (Huizum), A. Tazelaar (Waterlandkerkje), R. Tigchelaar (Leeuwarden), K. Tillema (Uithuizen), Hendrik-Jan Tolboom (RCE), Henk Trapman (Regionaal Archief Nijmegen), Harry Tummers, G. Twigt (Leerdam), Universiteitsbibliotheek Utrecht, Architectenbureau Van Hoogevest Architecten, J. Vanhommerig (Zeeland), Gemeente Utrecht afdeling Erfgoed, W. Veerman (Tiel), G. Venema (Dronrijp), Jan Verheij (Oudelande), Pia Verhoeven (SKKN/Museum Catharijneconvent), V. van Vilsteren (Drents Museum), Willem van der Vis (Breda), I.G. de Visser (Bolsward), F. Vogel (Uithuizen), Liesbeth E. Vos-van Rijn (Barneveld), Luc de Vries (hoofd Informatie-tea Tresoar), Barteld de Vries (Tresoar), Alice Waelen (Bergen op Zoom), Wendy Waldus (Nijmegen), H. de Walle (Friesland), Hein Walsweer (Oudewater), Wouter Weerheim (Delft), Cora Weijsenfeld (Lakenhal Leiden), Jan Westdorp (Sint Maartensdijk), J. Westdorp (Sint-Maartensdijk), Piet van Westen (Nisse), A. Wiersma (Dokkum), S. Wierstra (Friesland), H. Wijenberg (Maastricht RHCL), Coen H. van Wijngaarden (†), E. de Wilde (Alkmaar), Arco Willeboordse (Aardenburg), K. Willee (Nijmegen Heumen), Wim de Winter (Rijnsburg), Noortje de Wit (UU), Rob Wolthoorn (Lakenhal Leiden), Sjoerd van Wouwe (Brouwershaven), Bas van der Wulp (stadshistoricus Delft),, (University of Groningen),

Memorial registers
Dick de Boer (RUG), Douwe Faber, Kees Kuiken, Jan Kuys (RU), Hans (J.A.) Mol (UL), Herman Mulder, Vincent Robijn (Archief Rotterdam)

Digitisation memorial registers

  • Amsterdam, Stadsarchief
  • Antwerpen, Rijksarchief
  • Arnhem, Gelders Archief: Fred van Kan
  • Breda, Stadsarchief
  • Breukelen, RHC Vecht en Venen: Bernadine Ypma
  • Deventer, Stadsarchief en Athenaeumbibliotheek
  • Groningen, Groninger Archieven: Eddy de Jonge, Bram Kampen
  • Groningen, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen: Gerda Huisman
  • Haarlem, Noord-Hollands Archief: Lieuwe Zoodsma, Klaartje Pompe
  • 's-Hertogenbosch, Stadsarchief 's-Hertogenbosch: E. van Deutekom
  • Kampen, Gemeentearchief Kampen: Margreet Vink-Bos, Peter Bakker
  • Leeuwarden, Tersoar
  • Leiden, Regionaal Archief Leiden: Ariela Netiv
  • Middelburg, Zeeuws Archief
  • Middelharnis, Streekarchief Goeree-Overflakkee: Jan Both
  • Oldenzaal, Plechelmusbasiliek: Guus Goorhuis
  • Parijs, Les Enluminures
  • Purmerend, Waterlands Archief
  • Utrecht, Het Utrechts Archief: Kaj van Vliet, Mariëtte Rommers, Annelot Vijn
  • Zaltbommel, Streekarchief Bommelerwaard: Sil van Doornmalen
  • Zutphen, Regionaal Archief Zutphen: Mirjam van Velzen-Barendsen
  • Zwolle, Historisch Centrum Overijssel: Vincent Sleebe

Narrative sources
Dick de Boer (RUG), Anne Bollmann (RUG), Renée Nip (RUG), Susan Folkerts (RUG)

Original institutions
Bram van den Hoven van Genderen (UU), Jan Kuys (RU)

Memoria in beeld (Representations of medieval memoria)

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  • Truus van Bueren, overall project leader, UU
  • Fenna Visser, project leader for Representations of Medieval Memoria / Memoria in beeld, UU
  • Andrea van Leerdam, UU
  • Rutger Kramer, DANS
  • Ishan Sital, DANS
  • Arne Oldenmenger, DANS

Contributors to the technical research of works of art

  • Martin Bijl, Bijl Schilderijenrestauratie
  • Molly Faries, Indiana University
  • Peter Klein, Universität Hamburg
  • Arie Wallert, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Margreet Wolters, RKD
  • Students UU: Lisa Elbers, Carole Houben, Gilda de Kiviet, Daantje Meuwissen, Barbara Schoonhoven, Simone van de Velde, Ige Verslype

Douglas Brine, Erik de Groot, Frans Verdonk (†) and (the photographers of) the institutions that made photos available: the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), and the Foundation for Ecclesiastical Art and Artefacts Netherlands (SKKN).

Internships, workgroups, theses, etc.
Cees Beerthuizen, Maartje van Dijk, Charlotte Dikken, Esther Doornbusch, Marieke Draeck, Lisa Elbers, Maaike Groot, Barry Heinrichs, Carole Houben, Charlotte van Hout, Trijntje Jonkman, Aafke Letanche, Gilda de Kiviet, Daantje Meuwissen, Barbara Schoonhoven, Simone van de Velde and Ige Verslype.

Miscellaneous contributions
Jeannette van Arenthals, Bini Biemans, Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld, Llewellyn Bogaers, Bob van den Boogert, Marten Jan Bok, Leen Breure, Anne van Buren, Henri Defoer, Charlotte Dikken, Paul Dirkse (†), Michiel Thierry de Bye Dólleman (†), Jellie Dijkstra (†), Peter Don, Peter Doorn, Bas Dudok van Heel, Rudi Ekkart, Lisa Elbers, Douwe Jan Faber, Jan Piet Filedt Kok, Arie de Groot, Henk Harmsen, Bram van den Hoven van Genderen, Jan Klinckaert, Wouter Kloek, Bianca du Mortier, Judith Niessen, Árpád Orbàn, Nico Plomp, Yvonne Prins, Kim Ragetli, Charlotte van Regenmortel, Els Rose, Karen Schaffers, Kees van Schooten, Kees Smit, Mart van der Sterre, Ab van der Steur (†), Louise van Tongerloo, Janine Verster, Anne Visser, Wim Vroom, Rolf de Weijert, Egbert Wolleswinkel and Helen Wüstefeld.

Contributors to Werkgroep Memorieboeken (2004-2006)

Members of the workgroup

  • Truus van Bueren, UU
  • Rolf de Weijert, UU
  • Annemarie Speetjens, VU
  • Sabrina Corbellini, VU (RUG)
  • Liesbeth Zuidema, RUL
  • Jan Sanders, BHIC

Contributors to the pilot Description of memorial registers
Stijn Bossuyt, Betty van der Dennen, Frans Gooskens, Koen Goudriaan, Herman Janssens, Bart Lucassen, Fred van Kan, Hans (J.A.) Mol, Lieve de Mey, Valentijn Paquaij, Marlies de Penning, Vincent Robijn, Mirjam Schaap, Marion Kuipers-Verbuijs, Ronald Wientjes.

Contributors to Signum inventory (1990-1993)
Bas van Bavel, Huub van Bavel O. Praem (†), Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld, J.G.J. Booma, Charles Caspers, Frans Gooskens, Koen Goudriaan, Esther Koch (†), Hans Mol, Paul Noomen, Louise van Tongerloo.

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