Brighter Futures for Five 2016 Watch Sites

Thanks to a $1 million grant from American Express, sites in Nepal, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the UK will receive support for their preservation efforts.

Preserving cultural heritage, from the ancient to the 21st century

An increasing number of irreplaceable sites are at risk, making it ever more critical that we take action to preserve our shared heritage.

Discover the 2016 World Monuments Watch

Explore our biennial list of Watch sites, those most at risk, and in immediate need of advocacy and attention.

Become part of a global community of people who care about cultural heritage.

Find inspiration, see the transformative impact of our work on communities, and share your passion for art, architecture, history, and travel.

Irreplaceable sites are at risk, but you can make a difference

Your contribution helps WMF protect our heritage from the effects of neglect, climate change, human conflict, and economic change.

Saving the world's most treasured places

WMF has worked with local communities and partners to complete more than 600 projects at heritage sites worldwide. Through fieldwork, advocacy, education and training, WMF and its affiliates help ensure a future for monuments, buildings, and sites around the globe.

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Help Restore Heritage Sites in Crisis

Join the heritage enthusiasts who are helping communities recover following disaster.  You can a play direct role in restoring and rebuilding the vital cultural heritage that communities need and treasure.

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2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

The prize is awarded biennially to a design professional or firm in recognition of innovative design solutions that preserved a modern building or a group of buildings.

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Sustainable Tourism Pledge

Unmanaged tourism can damage cultural sites. Visitors can make a difference. Travel responsibly with these ten simple guidelines.

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Restore a Garuda!

Garuda #72 has been significantly deteriorated by the effects of time and nature, but with your support it can be restored.

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