What we do

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Over the past 20 years, Gjirokastra has faced the deterioration of a large number of monuments. Working in the city since 2009 and walking daily on its cobblestone streets, we could see a lot of ruined, abandoned and...
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The Young Generation Tells the Story of the City Tell the Story of Gjirokastra (TSG) is a cultural heritage interpretation project designed to increase the level of awareness of Gjirokastra’s residents about the condition and intrinsic value of...
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Abandoned monuments lost heritage: A new approach The story of the Hadëri and Gurgai tower houses is sadly the story of many houses in Gjirokastra. Both these houses located in the historical centre were once monuments of great importance. Through...
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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...