Renowned architectural photographer Iwan Baan will present on the role photography plays in bringing historic places to life.
Jonathan F. P. Rose, acclaimed urban planner, will speak on his view of the most coherent urban solutions to address global cities, integrating a vision of human and natural systems.
Join us for World Monuments Fund’s 2017 Paul Mellon Lecture, to be presented by Annabelle Selldorf.
Explore the rich history and heritage of India on this unforgettable 10-day trip. Unrivaled in its beauty, India offers an incredible diversity of architecture, religions, customs, and cultural traditions.
Join us on a six-day adventure through the fascinating island of Cuba. For those who love eclectic architecture, antique cars, and a vibrant Caribbean culture, Cuba—the “pearl of the Antilles”—is not to be missed.
For the sixth year of Archtober, a month-long celebration of architecture and design organized by New York's Center for Architecture, World Monuments Fund will host Watching Modernism. Executive Vice President Lisa Ackerman will present an overview of the modernist sites included on the World Monuments Watch since 1996.
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Join us on Wednesday, April 13 at the Empire State Building for an insider’s tour of the Art Deco lobby and its comprehensive restoration. The tour will present and discuss the results of a restoration master plan that Beyer Blinder Belle Architects developed for the landmarked lobby.
Join us on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at Lumos for the Moai Circle’s annual Lecture & Libation!
Join us on Tuesday, February 9 for World Monuments Fund’s 2016 Paul Mellon Lecture.
Cocktails at 6:15 PM
Lecture begins promptly at 7:00 PM
The stepping stone between Europe and Africa, the gateway between the East and the West, at once a stronghold, clearinghouse, and observation post, Sicily has been invaded and fought over by Phoenicians and Greeks, Carthaginians and Romans, Goths and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Germans, Spaniards, and French for thousands of years. It has belonged to them all— and yet has properly been part of none.
John Julius Norwich was inspired to become a writer by his first visit, in 1961, and his recent book, upon which this lecture is based, traces the history of the island. The lecture covers everything from erupting volcanoes to the assassination of Byzantine emperors, from Lord Nelson’s affair with Emma Hamilton to Garibaldi and the rise of the Mafia. It takes in the key buildings and towns, and is packed with unforgettable stories and characters.
Please join us for a private screening of The Destruction of Memory. Over the past century, cultural destruction has wrought catastrophic results around the globe, but the war against culture is by no means over—if anything, it's been steadily increasing. The push to protect, salvage, and rebuild has moved in step with the destruction. Legislation and policy have played a role, but heroic individuals have consistently fought back, sometimes risking or losing their lives to protect not just other human beings, but their cultural identity—to save the record of who they are.