Fort Orange Project, Brazil

In 2002/2003 the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs financed the excavations of Fort Orange, where researchers of the New Holland Foundation were involved. Parts of the originally Dutch fort of 1631 were discovered, like the entrance, the gun-powder room and the barracks. The Brazilian Monument Organisation IPHAN made a restoration plan, where these elements will be incorporated. For the restorations, starting in 2014, NHF will have an advisory role.