Stichting Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen (NMW) is founded by a merger between Museum Volkenkunde, Tropenmuseum and Afrikamuseum. The museum ha s a establishment in Leiden, Amsterdam and Berg en Dal. The NMW has ethnographic collections. There is also a collective research centre for material culture. The museum is about humans, and believes that apart from the differences people are the same. With their collections they want to show how cultures are connected with each other and how to give meaning to cultural groups and histories.