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The 'Philippus Corts Foundation' is a Dutch foundation that is known abroad as 'The Corts Foundation'.

The foundation started in 2003 with the legacy capital of Kees Corts. His interest in the former Dutch East Indies and Indonesian history led to the support of many interesting projects in the past years.

The main goal of the foundation is to support projects and initiatives concerning the archives of the Dutch East India Company in the 17th and 18th century, and the history of World War II, especially the Japanese occupation of Indonesia and the Dutch-Indonesian war (1945-1949).

At the moment two major projects are being realized. These multi-year projects concern the digital preservation of archives and the translation of Japanese official publications in English, respectively. The former is the DASA project, carried out in collaboration with the National Archives of Indonesia (ANRI), which aims to preserve digitally and make accessible on the Internet a selection of the Dutch East India Company archives. The latter is the Senshi Sosho project, in which official Japanese publications concerning the Japanese attack on and subsequent occupation of Indonesia during WWII are being translated to be eventually published in English.



The Corts Foundation

is a Dutch non profit organization that uses the legacy of Kees Corts to perform history and archive projects concerning the former Dutch Indies, especially the period of the Dutch East India company, and end of the colonial period during World War II.





Jakarta, Indonesia
Bangkok, Thailand


In particular:
Christiaan G. van Anrooij Fonds
 Engelbert van Bevervoorde-Van Heyst Fonds



In particular:
Isaac Alfred Ailion Foundation







Arsip Nasional Republik Indonesia





National Institute for Military History 








Audited for reliable management and expenditure




The Corts Foundation regards the preliminary  recommendations by the SBF as applicable,  described in the code version 3.0

by 24 Dec. 2013