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2015

2015 Annual Report

The 2015 annual report covers the diverse achievements of our 50th anniversary year.  It also marks the 20th anniversary of the World Monuments Watch, reveals the training programs associated with WMF projects at the Forbidden City and in Ethiopia and Pennsylvania, and explores our work at the ancient city of Babylon, in Iraq.

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2014

2014 Annual Report

This annual report marks the completion of 50 years’ work for World Monuments Fund. It chronicles some of the high points and milestones along this memorable route, then focuses on the themes and issues that underlie our current work and our selection of projects: sharing knowledge through training, addressing catastrophe and the rising specter of human conflict, and balancing preservation with development. 

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2013

2013 Annual Report

The heritage of the past creates a sense of cultural identity that lies at the heart of civilization. It is a primary source of continuity and meaning within human society and a frame of reference for the future. Heritage contributes to moral and economic wellbeing, and is a fundamental building block for healthy communities. But with a globalized society rapidly transforming the physical environment, there is a need for unprecedented vigilance to ensure that valued cultural sites are not lost. Once lost, they cannot be replaced. 

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2012

2012 Annual Report (Spanish)

Cada vez que el World Monuments Fund emprende un nuevo proyecto, se inicia una cadena de eventos que provoca un impacto que excede el trabajo de conservación al que está apoyando. Nuestra tarea es catalítica, no sólo por las inversiones financieras que atraen nuestros proyectos, sino también por el efecto transformador que tienen sobre las comunidades y residentes locales. El trabajo ejecutado por el WMF en el año 2012 cuenta con esta característica en común. 

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2012

2012 Annual Report (French)

Chaque fois que le WMF se charge d’un nouveau projet, une dynamique se met en place et va au delà de la restauration proprement dite à laquelle il apporte son soutien. Le travail de notre organisation catalyse non seulement les investissements financiers tiers attirés par nos projets, mais également les retombées positives que ceux-ci exercent sur les communautés locales et leurs habitants. Cette caractéristique est commune aux réalisations du WMF en 2012. 

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2012

2012 Annual Report

Each time World Monuments Fund takes on a new project, a chain of events begins that will produce impacts that go far beyond the conservation work being supported. Our work is catalytic not only in the financial investments that our projects attract from others, but also for the transformative effect that it has on local communities and their residents. e work that WMF completed in 2012 is united by that common feature. 

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2011

2011 Annual Report

Each year WMF supports work around the world that transforms historic places in urgent need of care into vibrant centers of activity, places to learn from and to enjoy. Sometimes our engagement is short-term and catalytic, as it is with many sites in our global advocacy program, the World Monuments Watch® . The goal of the Watch is to call attention to the needs of the place, and boost the efforts of local advocates who are trying to save it. In other cases, WMF undertakes a sustained effort that may last for many years.

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2011

2011 Annual Report (French)

Chaque année, Le WMF soutient dans le monde entier des projets qui permettent à des sites historiques nécessitant des restaurations urgentes de devenir des lieux vivants et riches d’enseignements pour l’agrément de tous. Dans certains cas notre engagement est de courte durée et vise à stimuler d’autres actions de la part d’autres acteurs : c’est le cas d’un grand nombre de sites concernés par notre programme mondial de soutien en faveur du patrimoine, le World Monuments Watch®.

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2010

2010 Annual Report

World Monuments Fund has a record of achievements that never ceases to impress me. I am continually amazed at both the quality and the breadth of our projects. We work all over the globe, not just protecting and restoring great monuments, but also nurturing the economic opportunities that these sites provide for the local population. 

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2009

2009 Annual Report

In the pages of this annual report you will find beautiful monuments in the heart of historic cities, such as the church of St. Trophime in Arles, France, whereWMF is struggling to reduce the impact of environmental pollution and excessive tourism. You will also find small villages such as Bafut, Cameroon, where vernacular architecture defines the place and unites the community around a common tradition that is at risk of being lost. There are innovative works whose future conservation depends on the solutions to complex technical problems, such as buildings by Frank LloydWright.

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