The Watch

A Beacon for Heritage

Every two years since 1996, the World Monuments Watch is a call to action for cultural heritage around the globe that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change.

The 2014 World Monuments Watch

From modern marvels (Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, USA) to ancient civilizations (Cerro Sechin, Peru), to urban icons (Venice, Italy) and remote settlements (Ngada Villages, Indonesia), the 2014 Watch highlights 67 sites from 41 countries, each an irreplaceable testament to human aspiration and the diversity of cultures around the world.

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PRESS & ADVOCACY KIT
World Monuments Fund

The Watch is our primary advocacy program, bringing international attention to the challenges facing cultural heritage sites around the globe.

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PAST WATCH SITES
World Monuments Fund

From ancient archaeological remains to 20th-century structures, view sites from the 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000, 1998, and 1996 Watches.