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September 2017

A Look at the 2018 World Monuments Watch

Every two years, the World Monuments Watch issues a call to action for treasured cultural sites around the globe. Since 1996, when the Watch was founded with support from American Express, it has recognized 814 sites that face daunting threats or present compelling conservation opportunities, and... Read more
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May 2017

Five Years of Work at Wat Chaiwatthanaram

In 2011, Thailand experienced unprecedented rainfall, causing flooding and extensive damage to infrastructure throughout the country. Cultural heritage sites were greatly affected, including the magnificent temple complex of Wat Chaiwatthanaram in Ayutthaya. That same year, World Monuments Fund... Read more
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Thailand
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February 2017

A Restoration Project at Chapultepec Park

Mexico City’s Chapultepec Park is the oldest and largest urban park in Latin America, and one of the oldest urban parks in the world. The Chapultepec Park Trust, committed to the rehabilitation of the park and the reactivation of underused areas for public enjoyment, has carried out many projects... Read more
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Mexico
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February 2017

Thirty Years in Mexico

After a devastating earthquake struck Mexico City in 1985, World Monuments Fund partnered with local institutions to carry out the restoration of three important modern mural cycles by Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco that had been seriously damaged. Since that first project, we have been... Read more
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Mexico
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January 2017

First Baptist Church of Mawlamyine

In 2016, World Monuments Fund began a restoration project at the First Baptist Church in Mawlamyine, Myanmar. Originally constructed in 1827 by American missionary Adoniram Judson, the church continues to function as an active place of worship for the local community. With support from the U.S.... Read more
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Myanmar
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November 2016

2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize

The 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize is awarded to the team behind the preservation and rehabilitation of the Justus van Effen complex in Rotterdam, the Netherlands: Molenaar & Co. architecten, Hebly Theunissen architecten, and landscape architect Michael van Gessel. The award... Read more
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Netherlands
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November 2016

WMF in Venice: 50 Years of Commitment

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
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Italy
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September 2016

Twenty Years of the World Monuments Watch

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

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