What we do

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Training Conservators: Saving a Neglected Collection Heritage Without Borders (UK) collaborated with CHwB to run a 10-day textile conservation training course for regional museum professionals in Gjirokastra, southern Albania, in April 2014. Since the fall of the communist...
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Setting New Standards with Traditional Textiles This was the first project to revitalize wool processing in Albania. Wool has been one of the most important non-food products in Albania for hundreds of years, but it’s processing and use...
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This project builds on the existing CHwB framework of heritage interpretation and community engagement through the Regional Restoration Camps to facilitate deeper engagement with and from the local community when it comes to sharing, preserving and interpreting...
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The public bath has long been an important element of social life in this region. From Roman baths as places for meetings, exercise and exchange to Ottoman-style baths housing a space for chat, intrigue and...
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The grand residential house of Babameto is an historic vestige of Gjirokastra’s urban-architectural landscape and central to the World Heritage historic zone. Completely abandoned following the 1997 national crisis, this 1st category monument quickly...
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For many years, the second house of Babameto, once an iconic feature of the local bazar, was left in complete ruins. By 2011, the roof had collapsed in,and most interior and exterior elements such as...