The Pro Patrimonio Foundation – Romania’s National Trust – is an international non-profit organization with branches in Romania, UK and France, formally established in 2000 by arch. Serban Cantacuzino.
The goals of the Foundation are to save, preserve and restore the architectural and cultural heritage of Romania. Pro Patrimonio lobbies for the protection of Romania’s existing cultural heritage, aiming to teach people to appreciate its value and to provide support for the restoration and re-use of historic buildings. The foundation tries to connect them with a cultural and economic network, respecting traditional craftsmanship and the use of appropriate construction techniques.
The foundation’s projects have already saved an important number of buildings that would have otherwise found their end, missing Romania’s cultural heritage of pieces of valuable history.