World Monuments Fund

SPOTLIGHT

2012 WATCH DAY VIDEO

Through international awareness raising and local action, positive change is happening at Watch sites around the World.

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World Monuments Fund

SLIDESHOW

HERITAGE AND THE NEXT GENERATION

Watch Day engaged children around the world in creative activities about their heritage.

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WATCH DAY EVENTS

Watch Days Around the World

From Argentina to Poland and Madagascar to Japan, communities came together in 2012 to preserve, protect, and celebrate treasured places and local cultures.

ABOUT WATCH DAY 2012

Local Communities, Heritage, and Global Awareness

Communities at 2012 World Monuments Watch sites on five continents created their own Watch Day events to advocate for the heritage that is central to their lives. Vibrant public engagement and media attention have raised awareness and support—locally and worldwide—for the stewardship of these irreplaceable places.

WATCH DAY RESOURCES

Promote Watch Day in Your Community

WMF developed a range of resources to support Watch Day activities and introduce preservation education in local schools. Download materials to raise heritage awareness in your community.