Balkan Heritage Foundation, established in 2008

Balkan Heritage Foundation (BHF), Bulgaria is a non-profit cultural organization operating in the area of cultural heritage research, preservation, communication, management and education. Since its establishment in 2008 the Foundation has been active in Bulgaria, Greece, Montenegro and North Macedonia.

In all of BHF’s work we seek to apply excellence and innovation, to build understanding and appreciation as well as to develop community-driven partnership, and inclusive collaborations. The BHF serves: local communities, international scholars and heritage specialists & keepers, students and connoisseurs from around the globe.

Programs

Through the “Our Heritage” Program  the Foundation conducts or supports projects in the field of archaeology, conservation and restoration of cultural properties, digital heritage as well as cultural heritage management and communication.

Campaigns for raising public awareness, development of policies, strategies and plans for preservation of cultural heritage, community service activities & camps and volunteer exchanges – they all fall under the “Advocacy & Community Service” Program.

The oldest program of the Foundation is  “Education” covering trainings and field schools in archaeology and heritage conservation, a master’s program  in Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology, and Fulbright exchange for students and researchers.

Within the “Meetings & Events” Program of the Foundation are organized and implemented exhibitions, conferences, online seminars, public lectures and other events to communicate and promote the Balkan cultural heritage, to disseminate knowledge about it and to back up the Foundation’s cultural policies.

News

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Tell Yunatsite, Southern Bulgaria. Recent excavations and new insights on the Chalcolithic in Thrace

In the BEMA Online Seminar on February 05, 2022 Dr. Kamen Boyadzhiev, will talk about the Recent excavations and new insights on the Chalcolithic in Thrace located in Yunatsite, Southern Bulgaria.
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Balkan Heritage Fund at King Baudouin Foundation United States

We are pleased to announce that our friends and supporters based in the United States can now support our activities through a contribution to the Balkan Heritage Fund at the King Baudouin Foundation United States.

The Kitten Shipwreck and Ottoman Period Shipbuilding and Seafaring on the Western Black Sea

In the BEMA Online Seminar on January 04, 2022 Dr. Kroum Batchvarov will talk about the Kitten shipwreck located on the Western Black Sea coast and discuss shipbuilding and seafaring during the Ottoman period.
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Donation Campaign: Support the Publication of "Preserving the Past, Looking to the Future"

Donation Campaign: Support the Publication of a catalog "Preserving the Past, Looking to the Future" with conserved artifacts from Balkan Heritage Field School sites.
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