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Monuments Inspectorate - stucture and maintenance 2013

In 2013 the Monuments and Historic Buildings Inspectorates performed 5,860 inspections on listed historic buildings. Most were in the ‘residential’ category (2,326). In this category, the structure of 97.9% of the buildings was in reasonable or good condition, and the standard of maintenance was reasonable or good in 86.3% of cases.

Diagram with the state of construction divided in poor, moderate, fair and poor for the inspected listed buildings in 2013.

Monuments Inspectorate - trends in maintenance 2008-2013

A trend has been established for the scores of listed buildings inspected on more than one occasion. In 47.2% of buildings inspected on multiple occasions the standard of maintenance remained the same, in 31.1% it improved and in 21.7% it deteriorated. The standard of maintenance of ‘road and water infrastructure’ and ‘defence works’ deteriorated slightly in relative terms.

Circle diagram with the trend of the state of maintenance in 3 categories improved, stable and detoriated.

Monuments Inspectorate - trends in structure 2008-2013

A trend has been identified for historic buildings that have been inspected three times or more. In 70.3% of buildings inspected on multiple occasions the condition of the structure has remained the same, in 21.2% it has improved and in 8.6% it has deteriorated. The structure of ‘road and water infrastructure’ and ‘defence works’ deteriorated less than in the other categories.

Circle diagram for the 3 trend-categories in construction improved, stable and detoriated 2008-2013.

Archaeological research by type

In 2017 there were 4,225 archaeological investigations registered in the Netherlands, a slight increase since 2016 (4,015). The number of registrations of archaeological research carried out in the Netherlands since 1908 amounts to 64,304 in total.

Graph with the growth of the archaeological research types reported in Archis since 1990.

Archaeological research by contractor

The overview of archaeological research by contractor makes it clear that their number was limited until the introduction of the Monuments and Historic Buildings Act 1988. From that point on, there was a clear change, with commercial agencies accounting for a growing proportion of archaeological research.

Archaeological research in the Netherlands from 1990 -2017 by contractor.

Museumpopulation - numbers by category

The category ‘history’ (407) accounted for the largest proportion of the total number of museums in The Netherlands at the end of 2017 (688). The smallest group is ‘ethnology’ (18 museums).

Graph with the number of museums within each category in the Netherlands in 2016.

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