Balkan Heritage Foundation, established in 2008


Balkan Heritage Foundation‘s main goals consist of the promotion and development of quality education in the fields of Archaeology and History, Conservation and Restoration, Cultural Resource Management, etc. It is achieved through our Field School Program and Public lectures.

The Balkan Heritage Foundation supports numerous research and/or conservation projects (currently in Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and Republic of North Macedonia) such as excavations, expeditions, conservation and documentation workshops, contributing to the study, preservation, promotion and utilization of the Cultural Heritage of the Balkans.

The Balkan Heritage Foundation supports several volunteer initiatives as:

Volunteer work camps supporting cultural heritage protection – in cooperation with history museums and municipalities. In 2008-2009 four work camps took place in Bitola (North Macedonia), Stara Zagora, Dragoman and Mezek (Bulgaria).

The Balkan Heritage Foundation organizes campaigns for raising public awareness on local heritage issues. It is involved in the development of regional strategies for the utilization and management of cultural heritage and development of cultural tourism for municipalities in cooperation with local museum, government, and non-government organizations and stakeholders.


History museum sofia and balkan heritage foundation

New Agreement with the Regional History Museum of Sofia

Balkan Heritage Foundation solidified its partnership with the Regional History Museum Sofia with a framework agreement that outlines research, conservation, heritage management, and documentation projects, on December 18th 2019.
COVID19 Announcement by Balkan Heritage

2020 Season Postponed For 2021

In the interest of the health and safety of our participants, colleagues and staff, the Balkan Heritage Field School Board has made the difficult decision to postpone the 2020 season.
mosaic in Plovdiv

14th ICCM Conference Plovdiv 2021

The 14th Conference of the International Committee for the Conservation of Mosaics (ICCM) will be held in Plovdiv, Bulgaria #BHF as a local collaborator. Update: Due to COVID-19 the 2020 ICCM conference will be postponed to 2021