Past Events

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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View of Chatsworth House, United Kingdom.

Join us on March 30 for a special event in which Intelligence Squared and World Monuments Fund Britain will draw back the curtain and reveal the fascinating work that allows period dramas to make use of historically important buildings and castles.

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Venice is living on borrowed time. Join us on March 25 for an in-depth discussion on the numerous proposed responses to the challenges facing Venice, from the sea wall to strategies for sustainable tourism.

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March 25, 2021

Mughal Gardens of Agra, India

Wander along the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, India, and discover lush gardens surrounding graceful and imposing pavilions reminiscent of the legendary Taj Mahal.

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February 26, 2021

Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia

Travel to the ancient seat of the powerful Khmer Empire in Siem Reap, Cambodia, alongside Ginevra Boatto, WMF's Regional Representative for Southeast Asia. 

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View of the Ontario Place pods from the North, 2014.

On Thursday, January 7 at 12 PM EST, join us for an online discussion on the future of Ontario Place and the challenge of reimagining Modernist heritage in competing public and private spaces within a broader urban landscape. The conversation will feature Aziza Chaouni, architect and professor at the University of Toronto; Ken Greenberg, local Torontonian, urban designer, and member of the group “Ontario Place for All;" and Charles Stankievech, Canadian artist, Director of Visual Studies and Associate Professor of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture. Moderated by WMF Program Manager Javier Ors Ausín. 

 

 

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This year’s Paul Mellon Lecture “The House of Byron: Newstead’s Dysfunctional Dynasty” will explore Newstead Abbey, once one of the most admired aristocratic houses in England at the beginning of the 18th century.

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