2016 World Monuments Watch Press Kit
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2015 Press Releases
The grand ballroom of Cipriani’s 42nd Street was filled with approximately 350 guests on October 21, 2015, to celebrate World Monuments Fund’s 50th Anniversary and to honor two remarkable women for their accomplishments and leadership on behalf of heritage preservation. The event, along with the Hadrian Gala After Party, held at The Lambs Club Bar at The Chatwal Hotel, raised $995,000 for World Monuments Fund, the leading, non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the world’s architectural heritage.
World Monuments Fund (WMF) President Bonnie Burnham has announced the 2016 World Monuments Watch, presenting a diverse group of cultural heritage sites at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. Marking 20 years of the Watch, the 2016 list features 50 sites in 36 countries, dating from prehistory to the twentieth century.
World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Woodlawn Conservancy, Inc., in collaboration with the International Masonry Institute (IMI), have partnered to create The Woodlawn Cemetery Preservation Training Program, a two year pilot program offering job training opportunities in stone masonry and stone conserv
—Continuing our 50th Anniversary celebration, World Monuments Fund (WMF) will honor Her Majesty Queen Sofía and Her Excellency Shaikha Mai bint Mohammed Al Khalifa of Bahrain at the twenty-eighth annual Hadrian Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.
The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI) and World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced today the launch of the most advanced version of Arches, the inventory and management system for cultural heritage.
Today, World Monuments Fund Britain announced the appointment of John Darlington as Executive Director. John Darlington joins from the National Trust where he was Regional Director, North West of England.
World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) will host an international forum on the sustainable development of Yangon, Myanmar, from January 15–17, 2015.
In the News
High Line Founder to Lead World Monuments Fund
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.
The New York Times, Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Crews Work to Save Babylon
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.
CNN, Thursday, June 18, 2015
Nepal mourns and prepares to rebuild after heritage is destroyed in deadly quake
Lisa Ackerman is interviewed about the devastating impact of the earthquake in Nepal.
The Art Newspaper, Tuesday, June 2, 2015