History and archaeology

Preserving documents and archives of historical value.

The preservation of documentation and archives enables us to place our heritage within its historical, economic and social contexts, which in turn provide us with a better understanding of history. Aware of the importance of passing on such material to future generations, the King Baudouin Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting documents and archives of historical value. Various funds also support historical and archaeological research.

Our activities

  • the acquisition of archives and documents of historical value, which are then entrusted to public museums and other institutions
  • encouraging historical research
  • facilitating philanthropy that supports historical or archaeological projects.

History and archaeology is part of the programme Heritage and culture

More information on heritage-kbf.be

Funds and philanthropic tools

Virga Jessefeesten (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists fundraise with the aim of perpetuating the tradition of the septennial feasts of the Virga Jesse and the Ommegang in Hasselt.

Kazerne Dossin (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects to develop the historic Kazerne Dossin in Mechelen into a museum and documentation center on the violation of human rights during WW2.

Boghossian Foundation (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support projects of the Boghossian Foundation which aims to propagate humanist ideas and better reciprocal comprehension of the East and West.