The present number of Oud-Holland is the first one to appear as publication of the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague. The ever increasing exploitation losses have obliged our long-time publishers De Bussy & Co. to end their publication activities for the periodical. The editors greatly regret the termination of the ties with the firm of De Bussy. On the other hand, they appreciate very much the new lease of life accorded to Oud-Holland in consequence of the decision of Mr. P. J. Engels, Minister van Ctiltuur, Recreatie en Maatschappelijk Werk, to increase the Rijksbureau's budget with a sum covering exploitation costs of Oud-Holland as a publication of this state institute. After a short survey of the history of Oud-Holland follows a discussion of the critical financial situation which forced suspension of appearance throughout 7972 and which necessitated the above indicated changes, including an altered team of editors. As regards editing policy, they plan to broaden out the field covered by Oud-Holland chronologically, removing any restriction of period. While therefore, strictly speaking, the name of Oud-Holland is no longer quite applicable, it will be maintained for a number of reasons. Pubiishing findings of the Rijksbureau's staff, Oud-Holland will offer to the reader among other things a great many short notices of purely factual nature. Contributions by fellow students qf Netherlandish art will be welcome as ever and are cordially invited. In order to increase our circulation, the yearly subscription rate is reduced to f 50, -, while for subscriptions outside the Netherlands an additional f 0, 00 is charged for postage and packing. You are invited to support Oud-Holland by continuing your subscription, resp. by becoming a subscriber now.