Conservators and technical art historians who are trained at the University of Amsterdam may have found positions at institutions in the Netherlands or abroad, spread over the country and the world. Others have started a private practice and work for museums and private collections on a freelance basis. A background at the University of Amsterdam is what all joins them. Staying in touch and creating new connections is what the Amsterdam University Association (AUV) facilitates through the circle 'Kring Kultuur'. This alumini circle unites professionals in the various fields of arts and culture, and the heritage sector. The circle welcomes alumni from the training programme Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage and encourages post doctoral students and alumni to join their networking activities.