Strategic Partners

CommonSites has strategic partnerships with a range of leading international organizations in the field of archaeology, heritage management, development aid and IT.Our strategic partnerships ensure high-quality, reliable and cost-effective projects.

The organisation: Akvo is a non-profit foundation with staff in The Hague, London, Stockholm and San Francisco. Akvo creates and shares internet and mobile phone tools that help connect a new generation of donors and the people who are transforming communities in some of the poorest parts of the world. With the support of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Akvo has developed an open-source software platform that is now being used extensively throughout the world by partners in the development sector.


The partnership:
 Our strategic partnership with Akvo guarantees that we can apply a sustainable, proven and reliable technology to the heritage field. Our CommonSites software makes use of Akvo’s Really Simple Reporting and
Marketplace. Akvo supports us by maintaining and developing the open-source
backend of CommonSites.

The organisation: The Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University aims to be a
prominent archaeological research and training centre at a European level. Apart from their traditionally strong Prehistory of Northwestern Europe and Classical Archaeology, Leiden offers a specialization in Archaeological Heritage Management, the Palaeolithic, and in the archaeology of the civilizations of the Near East, Asia, and the Americas, as well as a number of archaeological sciences, such as pollen analysis, archaeozoology, computer applications, ceramology, and microwear analysis.

The partnership:
 The Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University is a Golden
Founding Angel of CommonSites. It provides both financial and administrative
support for CommonSites.

The organisation: The International Scientific Committee on Archaeological
Heritage Management (ICAHM) advises ICOMOS and the World Heritage
Committee on matters that pertain to all aspects of the management of
archaeological sites and landscapes. These include formulating and propagating
standards and best practices for both archaeological research and cultural resource management.

The partnership:
 ICAHM advises CommonSites on quality standards and best
practices for both archaeological research and cultural resource management. It
further assists in the careful selection of our Project Partners and sets the standards for our Trusted Partners and Field Partners.

The organisation: The International Heritage Groups (IHG) provides advice, analysis and advocacy, connecting the world of cultural heritage. IHG promotes equitable and adaptive local solutions to build resilient heritage management capabilities aligned with global benchmarks.

The partnership:
 The IHG gives advice on ensuring good practice for the projects
and Field Partners with whom we work. The IHG assists CommonSites in carefully
selecting and monitoring the Field Partners which are allowed to post heritage
projects on-line. The IHG also offer support, advise and mentorship to Field Partners/communities that want to bring heritage projects online.

Bronze Package

The organisation: Cultural Heritage Systems and Strategies (CHSS) is an Australian based heritage company specialized in research, management, consultancy and community development.

The partnership:
 CHSS is a Bronze Founding Angel of CommonSites and our very first investor. It has financially contributed to the design and layout of the brochure and the beta version of the online platform.

Gold Package

The organisation: The Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University aims to be a
prominent archaeological research and training centre at a European level. Apart from their traditionally strong Prehistory of Northwestern Europe and Classical Archaeology, Leiden offers a specialization in Archaeological Heritage Management, the Palaeolithic, and in the archaeology of the civilizations of the Near East, Asia, and the Americas, as well as a number of archaeological sciences, such as pollen analysis, archaeozoology, computer applications, ceramology, and microwear analysis.

The partnership:
 The Faculty of Archaeology of Leiden University is a Golden Founding Angel of CommonSites. It provides both financial and administrative support for CommonSites.

Bronze Package

The organisation: Museum Volkenkunde is based in Leiden. It manages, conserves and presents the ethnographic collection of the Netherlands. This collection is vast and internationally significant. The collection, which dates back to 1816, currently consists of over 200.000 objects and artifacts, which are studied and conserved according to the latest standards and technologies. In 2001, the museum re-opened after a serious renovation with a series of entirely new and renewed exhibits. It has an intensive program of exhibitions and activities.

The partnership:
 Museum Volkenkunde is a Founding Angel of CommonSites. In
addition, it gives support in content, research and facilities.

Bronze Package

The organisation: Nexus Heritage provides heritage resource management services throughout the UK, Europe, Africa and East Asia. As part of the SRI family of companies, Nexus follows a 25 year tradition of bringing the past alive for the present while ensuring stewardship of the remains of the past for future generations. Nexus Heritage have helped clients in the private sector and local authorities, regional and national agencies and departments to address archaeological and heritage resource issues combining technical expertise combined with the management capabilities to create teams that can serve any client’s archaeological or heritage resource needs. In all cases our work meets the relevant professional standards and where appropriate it achieves the highest scholarship.

The partnership:
 Nexus Heritage is a Bronze Founding Angel, and provides
strategy feedback on using CommonSites.

Bronze Package

The organisation: The University of Queensland (UQ) is one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions.  UQ works to enable our students and staff to become leaders within their communities by creating an environment for learning and discovery in which they can develop and fulfil their aspirations, that rewards excellence, openness and innovation and encourages widespread engagement with our local and global communities. UQ is a pacesetter in discovery and translational research across a broad spectrum of disciplines ranging from bioscience and nanotechnology to mining, engineering, social science and humanities. The University actively supports a culture of innovation and entrepreneurialism with active strategies that promote technology transfer, commercialisation, and proof-of-concept and start-up company development.

The partnership:
 The ATSIS Unit at UQ is a Bronze Founding Angel of CommonSites.  They provide financial and strategic support for our initiative.

Bronze Package

The Organisation: Internet agency Redkiwi works together with her customers towards reaching their online goals. RedKiwi creates beautiful web designs, builds web sites and web shops (with open source technology). They offer online marketing tools, hosting and great customer service. RedKiwi is based in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, with a team of 27 web professionals.  Customers are small to medium sized companies (SME) throughout the Netherlands.

The partnership:
 RedKiwi builds and maintains our webplatform together with our creative team.