Past Events

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July 15, 2021

Koutammakou: Land of the Batammariba

On My Watch: Koutammakou

On Thursday, July 15 at 12 pm (EDT) join WMF Principal Project Director Stephen Battle for an online conversation on World Monuments Fund’s (WMF) project to preserve traditional settlementson the Benin side of Koutammakou, a 2020 World Monuments Watch site, and carry out physical conservation work alongside local artisans. 

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Join Bénédicte de Montlaur, President and CEO of WMF in this Sotheby's-hosted talk highlighting the critical work of rejuvenating neglected heritage sites, pegged to the revival of the magical 15th-century Franciscan monastery Lopud in Croatia.

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June 07, 2021

Spring Spotlight 2021

This year’s Spring Spotlight event will explore the role of cultural heritage as a means of recovery and reconciliation in Iraq.

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Main facade of the Lima Museum of Art, 2016.

In this special Spanish-speaking event about the MALI Museum in LIMA, Peru, WMF Vice President Martha Zegarra delves into the history and architecture of the site alongside Juan José Pacheco Ibarra, historian from the Municipality of Lima, and Juan Pablo El Sous Zavala, architect at the National University of Engineering. 

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May 27, 2021

Erbil Citadel, Iraq

Discover the 6,000 year old Erbil Citadel, one of the longest continuously inhabited sites on Earth. 

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Throughout 2021, WMF will be reflecting on the state of cultural heritage in the Middle East in the 20 years since 9/11. The annual Paul Mellon Lecture will commemorate the anniversary with a consideration of cultural heritage in Afghanistan today.

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April 29, 2021

Chankillo, Peru

Travel to the ancient observatory of Chankillo, and discover how its thirteen towers and two observation platforms, spanning the entire annual rising and setting arc of the sun, once allowed its inhabitants to determine the date with an accuracy of two or three days.

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