The World Monuments Fund (WMF), the foremost private, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the historic, artistic, and architectural heritage worldwide, today released its 2006 World Monuments Watch list of 100 Most Endangered Sites.
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Covering almost two acres, or about 6,400 square meters, of the Ningshougong (Palace of Tranquility and Longevity) District in the northeast quadrant of the Forbidden City, the Qianlong Garden was built between 1771 and 1776 by the fourth Emperor of the Qing Dynasty to serve as a part of his resi
The Palace Museum (PM) in Beijing and the World Monuments Fund (WMF) today officially unveiled Juanqinzhai (the Studio of Exhaustion from Diligent Service) for its first public viewing after a comprehensive restoration that brings the building close to its original state when it was created by th
The World Monuments Fund (WMF) will present its annual Hadrian Award to Houghton, Doreen, and Graeme Freeman and the Freeman Foundation for their unparalleled commitment to the preservation of Asia’s cultural heritage and helping to foster greater appreciation and understanding between American a
World Monuments Fund (WMF) has announced four new grants totaling $235,000 for conservation work to save a yeshiva and three synagogues in Eastern Europe.
The looting and destruction of archaeological sites in the wake of the Iraq war shows that protecting a country’s cultural heritage during a time of conflict is no easy task, especially when that heritage involves historically important sites that can’t be moved out of harm’s way.
The World Monuments Fund (WMF) has awarded its first World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize to Brenne Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, headed by partners Winfried Brenne and Franz Jaschke, for its restoration of the ADGB Trade Union School in Bernau, Germany (1930).
Bonnie Burnham, president of World Monuments Fund (WMF), announced today that WMF is launching a major new phase of its conservation program at Angkor, working closely with the governmental organization APSARA National Authority (Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Regio
In May 2008, the World Monuments Fund (WMF), in collaboration with the Northwest Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in Italy (NIAUSI), is convening an international symposium at Civita di Bagnoregio, Pitigliano, and Orvieto to develop effective conservation strategies for the tuff towns
Bonnie Burnham, President of the World Monuments Fund (WMF), today announced the 2010 World Monuments Watch. For more than 40 years, WMF, a nonprofit organization, has worked to preserve cultural heritage across the globe. The 2010 Watch includes 93 sites now at risk, representing 47 countries.