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

Sophie Wittemans Fund - Call for projects 2024 for individuals

Support for research into the history of Guiding and Scouting in Belgium, with a view to publications on the subject.

Selection announced

Fonds Sophie Wittemans - Call for projects 2024 for organisations

Support for research into the history of Guiding and Scouting in Belgium, with a view to publications on the subject.

Selection announced

Fonds Sophie Wittemans - call for projects 2023 - for individuals

The objective of the Fund is to encourage research into the history of Guiding and Scouting in Belgium, with a view to publications on the subject.

Selection announced

Grantees

Fondation Boghossian

Support activities + Armenia exhibition

Support activities in partnership with Iconem + exhibition of unique pieces from the Armenian Museum in France.

Geopark Famenne-Ardenne

Cave Comic

Digital comics for research and popularisation in archaeology and geological heritage led by scientists from the Géopark Famenne-Ardenne.

Laureline Cattelain

Necropolis Pommeroeul (Belgium)

Multidisciplinary study and publication of archaeological details.

Funds and philanthropic tools

Sophie Wittemans (Fund)

The objective of the Fund is to encourage research into the history of Guiding and Scouting in Belgium, with a view to publications on the subject.

Carlos de Amberes (Friends of Fund)

Philanthropists support the asbl Carlos de Amberes, which facilitates cultural exchange and promotes knowledge of the historical relations between Spain and Belgium.

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.