WMF President and CEO, Bénédicte de Montlaur will lead an adventurous trip to visit the 2020 Watch site, Bears Ears National Monument. Bears Ears includes thousands of ancient Native American cliff dwellings, community centers, rock peckings and paintings, and artifacts, which had remained undisturbed until the mid-nineteenth century.
Join us on a journey behind the scenes of the great Ishtar Gate in Babylon and learn about World Monuments Fund’s (WMF) years-long effort to maintain and restore it for future generations.
On 12, 13 and 14 September 2022, the World Heritage City Lab in Cordoba will wrap up the celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of the UNESCO Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL Recommendation).
Monumental Journeys: Ireland will explore the beautiful heritage of the Emerald Isle with visits to past WMF projects and behind the scenes visits to some of Ireland’s most beautiful homes and estates, hosted by the families and custodians of this country’s extraordinary heritage.
This video tour will accompany viewers on a journey through each step of the takienta building process, exploring the significance of sustainability and continuous transmission of traditional knowledge among the Batammariba people.
Taking viewers behind-the-scenes at the site and exploring its unique historical and social significance, Project Manager Isatu Smith will consider the question of how our built environment bears witness to the truths of the past and the present.
With a focus on the historical and cultural significance of Bukhara’s old Jewish mahallah, Program Manager Javier Ors Ausin will take viewers on a journey exploring the many threats to the survival of its traditional houses.
This year is significant for the Pride movement and the LGBTQ+ community as it marks 50 years since the first Pride took place in the United Kingdom. Join WMF Britain for its annual Paul Mellon Lecture (UK), in partnership with Strawberry Hill House and Queer Britain.
Join philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah for a reflection on the cultural heritage of Africa, from the Nubian pyramids of Sudan to the Koutammakou Cultural Landscape in Benin and Togo, and the redesign of the W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Complex in Ghana.
Monumental Journeys: Paris celebrated the recently completed restoration and reassembly of the Chancellerie d’Orléans, a famous eighteenth-century Rococo hotel particulier. In addition to exploring other related interiors from the same period, travelers participated in tours of past and current WMF projects in Paris (Church of Saint-Eustache and Hôtel des Invalides) as well as at Versailles (Potager du Roi, the Queen’s Theater, Belvedere).