Medieval Memoria Online

7.3 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 institutions

  • Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), The Hague
  • ICT & Media of Utrecht University
  • Digital Humanities Lab of Utrecht University

Cultural heritage institutions

  • The Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE), Amersfoort
  • The Netherlands Institute for Art History (RKD), The Hague
  • The Center for Family History (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
  • Stichting Tot Gedachtenis
  • K.F. Hein Fonds
  • And the above-mentioned participating institutions


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.


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.