Join us for our inaugural talk in World Monuments Fund Britian’s Heritage & Conflict series.
Every two years, the World Monuments Watch is a call to action for cultural heritage around the globe that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Watch, this lecture will cover the history of the Watch and highlight 2016 sites, which will be announced in mid- October.
World Monuments Fund invites you to the fifth annual Hadrian Gala After Party, which benefits WMF’s work in the protection and preservation of architectural heritage around the world.
Every year, World Monuments Fund honors international leaders who have advanced the understanding, appreciation, and preservation of the world’s art and architecture.
Hidden China Seen by very few, the 18th century Qianlong Garden in the Forbidden City - where WMF is partnering with the Palace Museum - will provide the unforgettable setting for a celebration.
The Mughal emperors once ruled over the greatest of all Muslim empires. Agra, their capital from 1556 to 1658, had a population of almost 700,000, dwarfing the largest cities of the West. It was created to resemble an earthly paradise, with fragrant gardens along a lazy bend of the Yamuna River. Dalrymple will lead us on a journey through Mughal Agra, where World Monuments Fund is currently collaborating on the restoration of two surviving gardens.
Modernism at Risk will be on view at Big Springs Gallery at Springs Preserve in Las Vegas, Nevada, from July 3 to September 6, 2015. An integral part of the WMF Modernism at Risk program, this exhibition consists of large-scale photographs by noted photographer Andrew Moore and interpretative panels highlighting five case studies that explore the role architects and designers play in preserving modern landmarks at risk.
Decorative plasterwork is one of the richest traditions of the Jacobean period, and the ornate ceilings of Apethorpe Hall and Charlton House are amongst the most celebrated examples.
Created at the peak of Imperial China's economic and cultural importance, the Qianlong Garden complex in the Forbidden City was intended to be the center of the retirement retreat of the Qianlong Emperor (1711-1799).