Research Equipment Needed: the Balkan Heritage Foundation is Launching a Fundraising Campaign

Dear Friends, Colleagues and Partners,

Since 2014, the Balkan Heritage Foundation has been integrating advanced photo documentation techniques into our field school projects. We believe this not only offers our students relevant technical knowledge, but also helps to promote and preserve the cultural heritage of the archaeological sites we work on around the Balkans.   

Creating 3D models of artefacts and buildings will enable the creation of virtual museums and tours for the archaeological sites thus enhancing artefacts' and buildings' study, preservation and exposure to wider public and will address multiple research goals. The first 3D rendering project of this kind begun in 2015 at the site in Stobi, Republic of Macedonia. Some of the results may now be viewed at:

In order to expand this work at our field school sites at Pistiros, Tell Yunatsite, Apollonia Pontica and some medieval churches and chapels, we need to purchase by May, 2016 equipment which is outside of our current budget capacity.


The equipment needed and its associated costs:

€ 807/ $900 - 30ft Telescopic Carbon Fibre Photography Mast and Tripod

€ 5380/ $6000 - Leica RX1250TC 1200 System 

€ 3360/ $3750 - Leica Total Station   

€ 9547/ $10,650 TOTAL


There are two ways to support us. You may donate directly to Balkan Heritage Foundation here (Please choose the Balkan Heritage Fund as designation of your donation)! In case you prefer to make a wire transfer, please ask for details ([email protected]).   

For individuals residing in the USA, please donate through the Institute for Field Research – our academic & research partner (Please specify Balkan Program Equipment as designation of your donation). Consult your financial adviser as your donation may be tax deductible.

We appreciate any support you can give to Balkan Heritage Foundation, your time and consideration.      

Thank you in advance!