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

Calls for projects

Beaujean (Robert Beaujean Price) - Call for projects for organisations

Promoting the history and the archeology in Wallonia

Selection announced

Funds and philanthropic tools

Hanswijk Procession (Friends of the Hanswijkprocession)

Philanthropists support projects that promote the social, religious, artistic and historic aspects of the Procession of Hanswijk in Mechelen.

La SAN (Fonds des Amis de)

Philanthropists support La SAN projects aimed at the preservation and enhancement of historical, artistic and archaeological works and documents in the province of Namur.

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.