Shared Heritage is a theme with widespread branches, both geographically and in content. Former Dutch explorers, groups of Dutch migrants and millitary have left many cultural traces overseas. These can be found for example in Indonesia, India, Surinam, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Ghana, Brazil, the Caribbean, the United States, Australia and Russia. But Shared Heritage is equally to be found in the Netherlands and in other former colonizing countries.
The Centre for Global Heritage and Development together with ICOMOS NL collaborate in the field of Shared Heritage. The Centre hosts the secretary of the Shared Heritage focus group.