Heritage Foundation (BHF) is open towards establishment of sustainable
partnerships with institutions, organizations or researchers interested in
development of mutual field school projects concerning Balkan cultural heritage
within the Balkan Heritage Field School (BHFS) worldwide.
The BHF can
support by several means (financially, administratively, technically, with specialists and volunteers, etc.):
- an ongoing archaeological,
conservation, documentation or cultural resources management project (excavations, conservation
workshops, field surveys, ethnographic, archaeological. Art historical or
another type of expedition related to Balkan cultural heritage, etc.) or
- a new one.
proposal for a good combination of an educational and research/conservation/cultural resources management projects having potential for sustainability, positive impact over students,
heritage workers (could be scholars, researchers, conservators, museum curators
etc.) and local communities, backed up by a strongly motivated team/group of
professionals is welcome.
Priorities and Requirements While Supporting a New Project:
1. The team proposing a new project should:
proactive and willing to conduct a field school along with the project proposed;
and admit the educational priorities of the joint project;
ready to follow the main principles and standards of contemporanean
archaeology, conservation, restoration, documentation, etc;
friendly, cooperative, ready to share knowledge, skills, ideas and ready to
assist the further academic development of the students through advice, recommendation
a good level of English language (official for BHFS Program)
2. The project should be sustainable, planned as long lasting and
corresponding to the mission of the Balkan Heritage Foundation;
3. The object in focus (site, monument, artifact, cultural practice
etc.) should provide good study and training opportunities;
4. The project should be located in an area accessible for
standard vehicles such as cars and vans and providing options for comfortable
accommodation facilities with separate two to four bedded rooms with WC and
showers and Internet access.
We Expect from You?
To represent a team or a group of
professionals with a project idea that meets the requirements mentioned above.
To send an e-mail to: [email protected] with subject: Proposal
for Cooperation in English or Bulgarian, describing briefly your
idea. The BHF board of directors and the BHFS advisory board will consider your
proposal and we will answer you as soon as possible. If it meets both the
requirements mentioned above and current BHF development policy & capacity,
we’ll be glad to work on it further.