Activities

  • Restoration of Dutch Records
  • Microfilming of Dutch Records
  • Computerization of Dutch indices. Dutch Reformed Church and Dutch Political Council Minutes
  • Translation, editing and publishing 3 Dutch volumes
  • Diary of the tour of Governor lssac Augustijan Rumpf from Colombo to Hanwella and commandment of Galle 1717
  • Diary of the tour of Governor lssac Augustijan Rumpf from Colombo to Jaffna 12th December, 1719 -4th February, 1720.
  • Dutch Sinhalese Dictionary Complied by Amos Comenius as an introduction to a study of the language.
  • Re-checking of Tombos and identifying of loose pages
  • Training in Records Management, Preservation and Conservation

Benefits of MCH Project

  • Minimize the chemical, Biological and physical deterioration of Dutch records
  • Convenience in accessing information
  • Promotion of the awareness of mutual cultural heritage.
  • Providing copies to public for legal and research purpose without delay.
  • Preservation of information on Dutch Administration for Sri Lankans, Hollanders and other interested parties.
  • Promotion of research using Dutch records.
  • Enhancing of training facilities and obtaining proper knowledge in management and preservation of records and archives.

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MCH Director (National Archives) Roelof Hol, Dr.Saroja Wettasinghe, Director National Archives and MCH Project Manager Jinna Smit with team of the Dutch Records Project (in 2010)

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