Conceived more than five decades ago by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to bring arts education to the world's underprivileged, Cuba's National Art Schools lie on the edge of Havana, a stunning but collapsing monument to the country's revolutionary beginnings.
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Con la visita de la directora del Programa World Monuments Fund para Latinoamérica, España y Portugal, la arquitecta Norma Barbacci, a Santiago de Cuba el 31 de enero de 2016, se comenzó oficialmente el trabajo para la recuperación y salvaguarda de los 12 templos coloniales de la Arquidiócesis de Santiago de Cuba incluidos en la Watch List 2016.
The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture is hosting the first regular public tours of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's private studio following a restoration project.
I lavori saranno realizzati grazie all'investimento di 300 mila euro della Soprintendenza e mezzo milione di dollari in arrivo dal World Monuments Fund con American Express.
The dangers faced by the architectural jewels in Bucharest have become internationally notorious. In 2016, the city was included on the World Monuments Watch list, which highlights ‘50 sites in 36 countries that are at risk from forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change.”
A sixth-century church boasting a rare collection of early Christian art is reopening to the public in Rome after a restoration that took more than 30 years. The interior's frescoes of saints and martyrs, queens, popes and emperors have now been restored at a cost of about 2.7 million euros ($3 million), funded by the Italian state and the World Monuments Fund.
The Shukhov Tower, a 1920s broadcast transmission tower in Moscow that is a landmark of modernist structural engineering, has been placed on the 2016 World Monuments Fund Watch list of endangered global cultural heritage sites.
A two-day event will be held on Saturday, March 19, and Sunday, March 20, 2016, in Moscow, Russia, to celebrate the 94th anniversary of the Shukhov Tower and the official launch of a petition to save the Constructivist landmark, which faces a "looming threat of demolition."