Dynamisch Archief


Dynamisch Archief Foundation (DNA) is in its origin a network archive*

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Members use the same software and database since its inception through the Saas structure (since 2000)**.

The member -Individual or Company- decides to keep data private, or to share parts of data with colleagues or the general public. In this way, creatives with a similar focus or shared goals, working alone or in concert, establish the virtual network or community.

Connecting themes, ideas, subjects or goals with other participants can be established by using the Project, Event, and Network modules.

Work and events from different periods, produced by different creatives, based on shared goals, principles or ideas, result in a theme or subject-based network archive. The serie of events that were, or are, part of the subject, objective, or other, form the key for the event participants to upload data related to their events, collection, library and other.
In this way, the events and the connected participants, generate a public collection of the events or subjects related data.


event index

The Database contains performing arts related events from 1865 to the present.

Since 2019, registered members can upload their event-related works, documents, catalogs and artworks.

Browse the event directory query with visuals uploaded by the DNA members:


or browse all events in the Event index


 Please, be aware that all visuals are the property of the maker and protected by copyright


Who's who

Members of the Dynamic Archive have access to their own private database.

Visit the registered member directory:


 or vistit the people database where you will find more than 160.000 people that participated in events since 1865.


 *) Imported from the Allard Pierson premiere database




*) the term 'network archive' is introduced in november 2021 by dr. Hanna Bosma (UVA, Faculty of Humanities Capaciteitsgroep Muziekwetenschap)
The exisiting SaaS feature and datamodel was named as 'collective archiving', the 'network archiving' is considered to be an upgrade to a more focused and defined group co-operation.

**) the orginal application that served as fundament of the dynamic archive was founded in 2000 in cooperation with the ICN