World Monuments Fund, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Preservation Society of Charleston are hosting an international symposium on cruise tourism in historic port communities, in cooperation with the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), and the Coastal Conservation League.
WMF kicked off 2013 with a trip that explored the diverse and rich cultures of these two countries.
The exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum will celebrate the WMF activities by looking at a selection of completed and ongoing projects including Hampton Court Palace, St George’s Bloomsbury, Strawberry Hill, Coventry Cathedral, and Stowe House.
Please join us for cocktails and canapés at Rouge Tomate to celebrate WMF’s work to preserve heritage sites around the world.
Stowe House is nearing the end of a £20 million restoration project.
Lima was the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru, the largest and richest city in the Spanish colonies of Latin America.
Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President of World Monuments Fund, will present an illustrated lecture on the 2012 World Monuments Watch.
To inaugurate the H. Peter Stern Lecture, Pico Iyer will deliver a special lecture for World Monuments Fund supporters, sharing insights about the wonder of travel and the responsibilities that accompany it. The H. Peter Stern Lecture extends the legacy and interests of long-time World Monuments Fund Trustee H. Peter Stern, who became a champion of WMF’s work in 1970. .
WMF Britain has helped to conserve stained and painted glass spanning a millennium.
Bertrand du Vignaud, president of WMF Europe, will be presenting on WMF’s project at the Chancellerie d’Orléans.