On November 4, 1966, unprecedented flooding hit Venice, causing tremendous damage to the historic city and many of its buildings. World Monuments Fund, then the International Fund for Monuments, was among the earliest respondents to the devastating natural disaster. In the decades following the... Read more
Since its launch in 1996, the World Monuments Watch has brought attention to the conservation needs of 790 cultural heritage sites in 135 countries and territories. For hundreds of sites, the Watch has served as a catalyst for action, leading to improved safeguarding of places of cultural... Read more
The World Monuments Watch, WMF’s signature advocacy program, is a call to action that brings the fragility of cultural heritage sites to international attention. In its twenty-year history, the World Monuments Watch has presented 11 cycles that included a total of 790 sites in 135 countries.
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The temples of Hercules and Portunus in the Forum Boarium in Rome were placed on the World Monuments Watch List respectively in 1996 and in 2006. These nominations were followed by WMF engagement in conservation works at the sites, directed by the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici... Read more
WMF has been committed to the conservation and revitalization of Subotica Synagogue for over fifteen years. In 2015, with the support of the David Berg Foundation and the Rothschild Foundation, WMF developed an exhibition to interpret the synagogue’s history and promote greater understanding of... Read more
With over 40 sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, ranging from prehistoric caves to Roman ruins, medieval hermitages to Islamic palaces, and Baroque gardens to breathtaking landscapes, Spain’s cultural heritage is as vast as it is diverse. The selection of projects in Spain... Read more