Medieval Memoria Online

9. Contact, citation and disclaimers

9.1 Contact

Contact address:

You can contact us here with general questions, including questions referring to the utilisation of the infrastructure that has been developed for the MeMO project (including the database) for your own research.

Please note that as of September 2018, the MeMO database will no longer be maintained. You can no longer send suggestions for additions or corrections.

Our post address is:

MeMO Project
Drift 6
3512 BS Utrecht

New or additional information

As a user you can help by passing on new information and corrections. To do so, click:

  • Add new object or text. You will find an email form in which you can propose the inclusion of objects and text carriers that have not yet been included in the database. This email form is available in the menu bar of the database.
  • Add extra information for additional information and corrections of specific objects and text carriers. A link to an email form for submitting additional information or corrections is available at the top right of the description page for the object or text carrier.
  • For additions and corrections that do not concern specific objects and text carriers, or additions and corrections that concern more than one single object or text carrier you can send an email to: .

What information can be proposed for inclusion?

  • Information on objects, texts, text carriers and institutions
  • Corrections for links and new links to websites that are related to the commemoration of the dead in the Middle Ages
  • Better quality photographs, or lacking photographs
  • And of course information concerning problems in using the database

Please do not contact us concerning

  • Questions about the location of sources in private ownership. If you have questions concerning these sources (for research purposes) you can contact the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague and the afdeling Cultureel Erfgoed Kerken en Kloosters (department for Cultural Heritage in Churches and Convents) of Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht), formerly the Foundation for Ecclesiastical Art and Artefacts Netherlands (SKKN) in Utrecht.
  • Questions about the location of moveable objects in churches in the Netherlands and abroad. If you have questions concerning these sources (for research purposes) you can contact the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague and the department for Cultural Heritage in Churches and Convents of Museum Catharijneconvent.
  • Requests for images, photocopies of publications, etc. For images you can contact the holding institutions of the objects and text carriers. For objects whose location is unknown or objects which are in private ownership you can contact the Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in The Hague.

9.2 How to cite the MeMO database

The MeMO website and database can be used freely for purposes of research, education, publications and lectures provided that references are made to the URL and the compilers of this website and database.


  • Referring to the entire database: Medieval Memoria Online. Commemoration or the dead in the Netherlands until 1580, eds. Truus van Bueren, Rolf de Weijert, a.o. (Utrecht University 2013). URL: and the date of use (day or period)
  • Citing the introductory texts: MeMO, Introduction, paragraph title and subparagraph number (date of consultation.)
    Example: MeMO, Introduction, Purpose and intended users, 2.4 (25-3-2013)
  • Citing individual records:
    • Objects: MeMO memorial object ID [number] (date of consultation).
      Example: MeMO memorial object ID 504 (04-02-2013)
    • Text carriers: MeMO text carrier ID [number] (date of consultation).
      Example: MeMO text carrier ID 56 (17-03-2013)
    • Separate memoria text: MeMO memorial text ID [number] (date of consultation).
      Example: MeMO memorial text ID 339 (16-06-2013)
    • Institutions: MeMO institution ID [number] (date of consultation).
      Example: MeMO institution ID 4 (09-12-2013)
  • Referring to other MeMO products (which are not part of the database): the title of the product, the name(s) of the composer(s), the URL, and the date of use (day or period).

Note: mentioning the date of your last consultation of the MeMO websites is important, because the MeMO products are frequently updated, added to, and corrected.

9.3 Disclaimers

  • Concerning the contents of the database: MeMO has been compiled with care, but it remains a database that is under continuous development. Researchers and other users are responsible for the contents of their products, such as lectures and publications that have been based (in part) on the contents of the database.
  • Concerning updates: updates of the database (on the basis of additions and corrections) are mentioned in the updates archive.
  • Concerning the images: copyright owners are named (if known) below the enlarged version of the images. For the copyright of images that are used in both the introduction and the database see the captions in the records of the database. The photographs are included in a resolution of 72 dpi as much as possible. They are intended to be used on the MeMO site and for MeMO publications; they are not intended for publication elsewhere, whether printed or online. For the use of images in publications you need to contact the copyright owner. The freely available photographs that have been taken from other websites such as Wikipedia are exempted from this regulation.

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