Institute of Cultural Monuments “Gani Strazimiri”



The Institute of Cultural Monuments "Gani Strazimiri" (Albanian: Instituti i Monumenteve të Kulturës "Gani Strazimiri", IMK) is a government entity of Albania which focuses in protecting, preserving, restoring and revitalizing materials of cultural heritage.
The institute was founded on 19 December 1965. As an official entity, it is under the umbrella of the Ministry of Culture. Its task is to enable and enforce legislation with regards to monuments of cultural heritage and their impact on tourism. It strictly cooperates with local governments and other scientific, cultural, and religious organizations in the country.