Medieval Memoria Online


Welcome to the Medieval Memoria Online (MeMO) database. MeMO provides a database that is accessible free of charge for researchers, students and anyone with a general interest in Dutch cultural heritage. It contains inventories and descriptions of objects and texts that had a function in the commemoration of the dead in the area that is currently the Netherlands, until 1580. These are:

  • Tomb monuments and floor slabs
  • Memorial pieces (painted and/or sculpted artworks)
  • Memorial registers (administrative and liturgical sources)
  • Narrative sources that fulfilled functions in the commemoration of the dead

The St Maarten’s Church (or Domkerk) in Utrecht, see MeMO institution ID 21

The database also contains basic information on the institutions in which the sources functioned.

Support memoria research!
If you wish to support research into commemorative practices in the Netherlands, you can make a donation to the Stichting Tot Gedachtenis. You can find their contact details here, or you can donate directly: Bank account NL68 Trio 0390 9398 54 in the name of ‘Stichting Tot Gedachtenis’.

Please note: As of May 2019, the MeMO database is no longer updated.