World Monuments Fund Responds to Removal of Liverpool from World Heritage List
World Monuments Fund (WMF) regrets the removal of Liverpool as a World Heritage Site (WHS). This important historic city has a rich mercantile heritage and tells stories which are relevant to a global audience. Liverpool is also a special place for WMF, with the conservation of St. George’s Hall within the former WHS area being our first project in the UK. In light of UNESCO’s decision, we urge the UK government and city authorities to do more to protect Liverpool’s extraordinary heritage. We recognize that cities are dynamic, living places, always changing and never static. But we also champion development that enhances the historic character of place—creativity has always been part of Liverpool’s architectural, industrial, and cultural DNA. We hope the local decision-makers can bring new creativity to bear to ensure Liverpool’s past is protected.