Work on the creation of a Master Conservation Plan for the archaeological site Stobi in North Macedonia, a joint project of National Institute Stobi (NI Stobi) and BHF, is in full swing. The project started in April 2019 and the team of NI Stobi has now completed a condition assessment of all the ancient buildings at the site that have been excavated and conserved over the last 100 years.
North Macedonian and foreign international experts in the field of archaeology and conservation came together for two round tables over the past few months to discuss proposals for the site's sustainable preservation, management and presentation, as well as to identify possible funding channels to support these efforts.The completion and the presentation of the Master Conservation Plan in front of the Macedonian Ministry of culture is expected within the first half of 2020.
This project is generously funded by the J.M. Kaplan Fund granted to BHF in partnership with NI Stobi following the visit of Kaplan family to the site in 2018.