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Marinus Plantema Foundation

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About Marinus Plantema Foundation
Financial grants
Criteria & conditions
Privacy Statement

Supported activities

Heritage in Transition
Research Study on Raden Ajeng Kartini
VOC National Archives


Testimony - by Simon Kemper
Testimony - by Bagus Gede Krishna
Testimony - by Brigitta Isabella
Testimony - by Astuti Pitarini
Testimony - by Mira Asriningtyas
Testimony - by Paoletta Holst
Testimony - by Mochamad Nur Ramadhani

For further information please contact
Robert J.Quarles van Ufford,
the Secretary of the Foundation:

Jan van Gilselaan 4
2102 CX Heemstede
The Netherlands

E info@marinusplantemafoundation.nl



About Marinus Plantema Foundation

Marinus Plantema

Tinie Plantema

The goal of the foundation is the promotion of bilateral relationships between The Netherlands and Indonesia in the field of culture, education and science. To achieve this goal the Foundation gives grants to qualified applicants.

The Marinus Plantema Foundation was founded on October 28, 1983 and is named after Mr. Marinus Plantema, in his lifetime a director of the Bank of Java and later of Bank Mees & Hope, a prominent Dutch bank (now MeesPierson). Mr. Plantema lived with his wife for a number of years in Indonesia (then theDutch-Indies), where they both developed a great affection for the country. When Mr. Plantema died in 1982, his wife decided to place part of the estate in a foundation named after him. "She decided that the goal of the foundation should be "the promotion of bilateral relationships between the Netherlands and Indonesia in the field of culture, education, science and research as well as through the facilitation of the exchange of students". In 2003, Mrs. Plantema stepped down as Chairman of the foundation and was on that occasion appointed to Honorary Chairman.

In 2015 the foundation received the estate of Mrs. Tinie Plantema when she passed away on March 23rd. The Board of the Foundation strives to achieve a yearly return on the capital of 3-4%. The main objective is to support projects in the field of culture, education and science. In every case there should always be a link both with Indonesia and the Netherlands. On a yearly base the Board strives to honour 5-7 projects.

The Board of the foundation is comprised of the following members:

Mr. J.F.C. Blankvoort, former director Fortis Lease Nederland and MeesPierson.

Mr. J.P. van der Veen, from 1991 - 1998 director P.T. Delta Djakarta, producer of a.o. Anker Bir.

Mr. R.J. Quarles van Ufford, Secretary General OWHC