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Associations and Institutions

This listing of vexillological organizations includes members of the Fédération internationale des associations vexillologie (FIAV) as well as other associations not presently members of FIAV. Membership information for FIAV members and former FIAV members is courtesy of FIAV. Please note corrections or errors to both FOTW and the FIAV Secretary-General.

Vexillological Associations
(alternative names and abbreviations shown below primary entry)
Members of Fédération internationale des associations vexillologiques
Name Membership
Territory Home Page
Asociación Argentina de Vexilología (AAV) Yes Argentina Here
Associació Catalana de Vexil·lologia (ACV) Yes Spain
Bandiere Storiche Yes Italy Here
Bulgarian Heraldry and Vexillology Society Yes Bulgaria Here
The Burgee Data Archives (BDA) No Canada None
The Canadian Flag Association (CFA)
L'Association canadienne de vexillologie (ACV)
Yes Canada None
Centre Belgo-Européen d'Études des Drapeaux (CEBED) No Belgium Here
Centro Italiano Studi Vessillologici (CISV) Yes Italy Here
Centrum Flagi Ziemi (CFZ)
Earth Flag Centre
No Poland None
Chesapeake Bay Flag Association (CBFA) Yes United States Here
Croatian Association for Heraldry and Vexillology (CAHV)
(Hrvatsko društvo za zastave i grbove (HDZG)
Yes Croatia Here
Czech Vexillological Society / Česká Vexilologická společnost Yes Czech Republic Here
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flaggenkunde, e.V. (DGF) Yes Germany Here
Flag Data Centre (SVI)
Středisko Vexilologcký Informací
Yes Czech Republic Here
Flag Heritage Foundation (FHF) No United States None
The Flag Institute (FI) Yes United Kingdom Here
Flag Research Center (FRC) No United States Here
Flag Research Centre of Sri Lanka (FRCSL) No Sri Lanka None
Flags Australia
(formerly: Flag Society of Australia)
Yes Australia Here
Flags of the World (FOTW) Yes The World
Fundación Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios Culturales
Yes Argentina Here
Genealogical Society of Ireland Yes Ireland Here
Great Waters Association of Vexillology (GWAV) Yes United States
(Illinois, Indiana,
Kentucky, Michigan
Heraldica Slovenica (HS) Yes Slovenia Here (or)
Heraldischer Verein "Zum Kleeblatt" von 1888 zu Hannover e.V.
Yes Germany Here
The Heraldry and Vexilology Society of Malta (HAVSOM) Yes Malta None
Indian Vexillological Association (IVA) Yes India Here
Instytut Heraldyczno-Weksylologiczny (IHW) No Poland Here
Kevarzhe Vannielouriezh Vreizh (KVV)
Société bretonne de vexillologie
Yes France
1. Main (under construction)
2. Mirror
3. Mirror
Macedonian Heraldry Society (MHS) Yes Macedonia Here
Magyarországi Zászlo Társaság (MZT) Yes Hungary None
Mauritius Buch Verlag GmbH (MBV) No Germany N/A
National Flag Foundation (NFF) Yes United States Here
Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vlaggenkunde (NVvV) Yes Netherlands Here
Netherlands Flag Museum Foundation / Stichting Vlaggenmuseum Nederland SVN Yes Netherlands None
New England Vexillological Association (NEVA) Yes United States
(New England)
New Zealand Flag Association (NZFA) Yes New Zealand None
Nihon Kishougaku Kyoukai
Japanese Vexillological Association (JAVA)
Yes Japan None
Nordisk Flaggselskap (NF)
Norræna Fánafélagið
Nordiska Flaggsällskapet
Pohjoismaiden Lippuseura (PL)
Nordisk Flag Selskab (NFS)
Yes Denmark, Finland
Iceland, Sweden
North American Vexillological Association (NAVA) Yes United States
Partioheraldikot r.y. (PH) Yes Finland None
Polskie Towarzystwo Weksylologizne (PTW) Yes Poland None
Portland Flag Association Yes United States (Oregon) Here
Russian Centre of Vexillology and Heraldry (RCVH) Yes Russia Here
Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Fahnen- und Flaggenkunde (SGFF)
Société Suisse de Vexillologie
Societè Svizzeradi Vessillologia (SSV)
Yes Switzerland Here
Sociedad Española de Vexilología (SEV) Yes Spain Here
Societas Vexillologica Belgica (SVB) Yes Belgium None
Societatea de Genealogie, Heraldicâ si Archivisticâ "Paul Gore" (SGHAPG) Yes Moldova None
Societatea Românâ de Vexilologie (SRV) Yes Romania None
Société française de vexillologie (SFV) Yes France None
The Southern African Vexillological Association (SAVA) Yes Angola, Botswana,
Lesotho, Madagascar,
Malawi, Mozambique,
Namibia, South Africa,
Swaziland, Zambia,
and Zimbabwe
State Council of Heraldry (Georgia) Yes Georgia Here
Tumbling Waters Museum of Flags (TWMF) No United States Here
Ukrayins'ke Heral'dychne Tovarystvo
The Ukrainian Heraldry Society (UHT)
Yes Ukraine here
Västra Sveriges Heraldiska Sällskap (VSHS) Yes Sweden None
Venezuelan Association of Symbollogy (Venezimbol) Unknown Venezuela Here
Vexillological Association of the State of Texas (VAST) Yes United States
World Vexillological Research Institute (WVRI) No Germany None

Non-FIAV organizations
(small regional associations; individuals;
former FIAV member organizations, proprietorships; or defunct organizations)
Name Membership
Territory Home Page
Accademia di San Marciano, Sezione Vessillologica (ASM) (inactive)   Italy  
American Vexillum No United States None
Antarctic Vexillological Association Yes Antarctica Here
Asociación de Vexilólogos de Peru Yes Peru None
Association française d'études internationale de vexillologie (AFEIV) (inactive)   France  
Bannieloù Breizh Yes France
Here (in French) or
Here (in Breton)
Cascadia Division Yes Canada (British Columbia)
United States (Washington, Oregon)
Corporación Nacional de Vexilología de Chile (CONAVEX) Yes Chile Here
Confederate States Vexillological Association (CSVA) Yes United States Defunct
Confederation of Flag and Ensign Enthusiasts (CofFEE) (current status unknown) Yes United States (Mississippi) None
Cumann Vexilleolaioch na hÉireann (CVE)
Vexillological Society of Ireland (defunct)
  Ireland None
Flag Data Bank (Inactive)   Germany None
Flag Design center (FDC) No Poland None
Flag Society of Pakistan Yes Pakistan None
Das Flaggenkabinett (inactive) No Germany None
Frostbite Flag Society (FFS) Yes United States
(Minnesota, Wisconsin)
Georgian Vexillological Association Yes Georgia None
Gesellschaft für Österreichische Heereskunde (GOH) No Austria None
Golden Gate Vexillological Association (current status unknown) Yes United States None
Heraldry Society, Flag Section (HSFS) (inactive, forerunner to The Flag Institute)   United Kingdom No
Heralatin Yes Venezuela Mail list
Heraldus Unknown Slovenia No
Indonesian Vexillology and Heraldry Association Unknown Indonesia No
Institut für Flaggenkunde (IFF) (Until 2015: Archiv für Flaggenkunde) No Germany Here
Macedonian Heraldry Society Unknown Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia Here
Office Généalogique et Héraldique de Belgique (OGHB) No Belgium Here
Serbian Heraldry Society Yes Serbia Here
Slovak Vexillological Society Yes Slovakia Here
Sociedad Cubana de Simbología Unknown Cuba None
Société vexillologique de l'ouest (SVO) Yes France (Poitou region) Here
Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Association, Inc. No United States (Baltimore, MD) Here
Stichting voor Banistiek en Heraldiek (SBH) No Netherlands None
Tennessee Institute for Flag Studies (TIFS)
Organization ceased.
Yes United States (Tennessee) Final update available here (Internet Archive)
Thai Vexillological Association Unknown Thailand Here
United States Flag Foundation (USFF) (dissolved)   United States  
Vexillological Association of Bosnia-Herzegovina (status unknown) Yes Bosnia-Herzegovina None
Vlaggen Documentatie Centrum Nederland (VCDN) Yes Netherlands None
Vexillological Research Center of China (VRCC) Yes China None
Wappen-Herold, Deutsche Heraldische Gesellschaft e.V. (WH) No Germany None
Wessex Flag Institute Yes United Kingdom (Wessex) None