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Since 1994, shortly after the fall of Communism, Richard Andrews has been visiting Albania to help pro bono on archaeological and conservation projects. Initially, Richard worked with the Butrint Foundation working on recording monuments at Butrint, and subsequently produced a condition survey of the monuments on the site and contributed to the management plan which was instrumental in getting World Heritage Site status for the country park. Subsequently, he produced conservation and display proposals for the Diaporit basilica and the Triconch Palace, the latter of which were put into effect. Later, he carried out work in Gjirokastra for the Gjirokastra Conservation and Development Organisation: this included producing schemes for the Albanian Institute of Monuments for the conservation and display of the Seven Fountains site in the Mechite area of the town, and for the roofing repairs to the Zakati House. Richard also ran a week long conservation workshop for young Albanian architectural students.

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