Adventures in Preservation (AiP)

Adventures in Preservation (AiP) envisions a world where people use, understand, and appreciate historic buildings that are vital to economic and environmental sustainability and preserve cultural identity. AiP organizes international volunteer-based projects which provide educational training in preservation issues and technical skills, preserve and restore heritage sites essential to cultural identity, and support sustainable economic development through heritage tourism and job creation. Adventures in Preservation's mission: Connecting people and preservation through enriching experiential programs that safeguard heritage and foster community sustainability.
Albania: Preservation Supports Sustainable Economy
Albania has one of the lowest per capita incomes in Europe, & struggles to develop a sustainable economy to raise the standard of living. Its greatest resource is cultural heritage highlighted by two World Heritage sites that draw tourists from around the world. Gjirokastra's Ottoman-era tower houses are vital to the continuing growth of heritage tourism. Only by supporting the use of traditional building skills & training young residents in these trades will the buildings stand & economy grow. project reportread updates from the field
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