The World Monuments Watch, announced every two years and now in its 20th year, highlights sites and monuments around the world at risk from development, conflict or climate change and natural catastrophe. A total of 50 sites are included in the 2016 watch list, including two in the United States, 15 in Europe and seven in North Africa and the Middle East.
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CNN’s Ben Wedeman meets the team trying to preserve what’s left of the ancient city of Babylon for future generations. Segment features WMF’s Jeff Allen.
Joshua David will become president of World Monuments Fund, making him the third leader in the organization’s 50-year history. He will succeed Bonnie Burnham, who is retiring on Nov. 2 after 30 years.
WMF President Bonnie Burnham is quoted in this New York Times article about Palmyra being threatened by the arrival of Islamic State militants.
An open-source system called Arches is the first online tool designed specifically to inventory heritage sites. It was created through a partnership between the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), and its third version launched earlier this month
Brazil’s economy may be in a funk, but one would never know it given the strong demand for apartments in the Edifício Copan, a 32-story residential tower that, for many people, symbolizes the chaotic charms of this city of 11 million.