Emblem of the Hague Convention of 1954
with text "Monument Protegé", used to mark protected buildings and other structures.
The Institut du Patrimoine wallon (IPW) is the official public Wallonian institute created by law to protect and spread awareness of Belgian cultural heritage, specifically in Wallonia.
Several websites are maintained, and various initiatives are undertaken to assist protected property owners and to increase public awareness, most notably the European Heritage Days, which are called (fr) "Journées du patrimoine en Wallonie", (nl) "Open Monumentendagen", and (de) "Tage des offenen Denkmals", depending on the language of the locale.
The institute works from three locations in Amay, Liège, and Namur. They maintain the archeological remains in Liège as well as offering a master program in restoration and conservation.