What we do

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Albania is at a crossroads in its development; it is growing and changing rapidly, yet still held back by the long-lasting political and social legacies of its 45-year Communist dictatorship. For the peace and...
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Facing the rapid loss of the authentic values of Gjirokastra’s built heritage and knowing that change can be achieved only with inclusive approaches, CHwB decided to start an awareness campaign. The multidimensional approach to understanding the problem began with...
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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...
CIMG1580
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...