Research Projects 1948 – Today

Cultural Heritage Management

A full list of all BIAA-supported projects in the field of Cultural Heritage Management.


The promotion, management and regulation of cultural heritage is a complex process involving many different agents and stakeholders on local, national and international levels. It is a critical element of public policy involving a diverse range of actors such as international organisations, governmental ministries and agencies, political parties, private organisations, museums and local communities. How cultural heritage is produced and consumed, interpreted and understood can have profound impacts on structuring social and economic interaction and decision‐making. Likewise, it influences the formation of social values and ideas as well as notions of common identity and history. It also effects economic and infrastructural development across a range of different levels. Cultural Heritage Management can be related to Restoration, Conservation and Preservation Projects, as well as the investigation of public perceptions regarding heritage.


Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey (SARAT)

Safeguarding Archaeological Assets of Turkey (SARAT)

Start: 2017 - End: 2020

This project aims to increase knowledge, capacity and awareness regarding the protection of Turkey's archaeological assets.


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Pisidia Cultural Heritage Management Project

Pisidia Cultural Heritage Management Project

Start: 2015 - End: 2019

This project builds on the results of the Pisidia Archaeological Survey Project and focuses on the creation of a regional cultural heritage management plan for Pisidia.


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Living Amid the Ruins: Archaeological Sites as Hubs of Sustainable Development for Local Communities

Living Amid the Ruins: Archaeological Sites as Hubs of Sustainable Development for Local Communities

Start: 2016 - End: 2018

Part of the research arm of the BIAA’s ongoing cultural heritage management umbrella project, Living Amid the Ruins (LAR) offers an innovative approach to the use of archaeological heritage in southwest Turkey.


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Boncuklu Excavations

Boncuklu Excavations

Start: 2006 - End: 2018

This project aims to understand the appearance and trajectory of sedentary, cultivating, and herding communities in central Anatolia, investing also in Cultural heritage management.


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Aspendos Cultural Heritage Management Project

Aspendos Cultural Heritage Management Project

Start: 2013 - End: 2016

A joint CHM project (BIAA & Hacettepe University) that built on results of the Aspendos Archaeological Project.


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Çatalhöyük Village Ethno-Archaeology Project

Çatalhöyük Village Ethno-Archaeology Project

Start: 1995 - End: 2000

A project for studying Çatalhöyük and the nearby village of Küçükköy as research sites combining anthropology and archaeology.


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Eski Gümüş Monastery Restoration

Eski Gümüş Monastery Restoration

Start: 1962 - End: 1965

Restoration project that aimed to reveal well-preserved Byzantine wall paintings and discovered a group of Aesop Fable illustrations.


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Study of Turkish Carpet Production

Study of Turkish Carpet Production

Start: 1963 - End: 1964

In 1963 and 1964 May Hamilton and Colin Beattie travelled across Anatolia in an exploration of the Turkish carpet industry.


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Restoration of the Church of Saint Sophia at Trabzon

Restoration of the Church of Saint Sophia at Trabzon

Start: 1957 - End: 1962

Through this project, active between 1957 and 1962, paintings, frescoes, and other architectural elements were cleaned, restored, and preserved.


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