The 2012 World Monuments Watch: Treasured Places and New Challenges

Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President of World Monuments Fund, will present an illustrated lecture on the 2012 World Monuments Watch. Announced every two years since 1996, the World Monuments Watch calls international attention to cultural heritage around the globe that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. From the famous (Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca, Peru) and little-known (Cour Royale at Tiébélé, Burkina Faso), to the urban (Charleston, South Carolina) and rural (floating fishing villages of H Long Bay, Vietnam), the 2012 Watch tells compelling stories of human aspiration, imagination, and adaptation.