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Recent Press Releases

  • World Monuments Fund Collaborates on Design for Mosul Cultural Museum Rehabilitation
  • World Monuments Fund Names New Board Members
  • Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex Named UNESCO World Heritage
  • First Tange Kenzo Survey In Tokyo Presented At National Archives Of Modern Architecture
  • Bridge To Crafts Careers Program Helps Revive African-American Cemetery In Rye, NY
  • 2021 Paul Mellon Lecture To Reflect On Cultural Heritage In Afghanistan 20 Years After 9/11
  • Nominations Now Open For The World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize
  • In Heart Of War-Torn Yemen, Cultural Heritage Revived

October 12, 2021 –The project to rehabilitate the Mosul Cultural Museum has entered a new phase, transitioning from stabilization of the building to planning the Museum’s future as a vibrant gathering place that will aid in the city’s post-conflict recovery. Thanks to support from the International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH), World Monuments Fund (WMF) is working closely with Museum officials on a design for the building and landscape that honors the original vision of iconic Iraqi modernist architect Mohamed Makiya (1914 – 2015) with upgrades to the visitor experience. To read the full press release, click here.

September 14, 2021 - World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced the appointment of six new members to its Board of Trustees, reflecting the diverse international community that supports the organization’s mission of saving the world’s most treasured places. To read the full press release, click here.

July 27, 2021 - World Monuments Fund (WMF) celebrates the announcement that the Chankillo Archaeoastronomical Complex has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. To read the full press release, click here.

July 14, 2021 - This month marks the opening of the first major exhibition in Tokyo dedicated to Pritzker Prize-winning architect Tange Kenzo (1913–2005), whose designs combining traditional Japanese and modernist forms has had a profound influence on architecture in Japan and abroad. To read the full press release, click here.

June 18, 2021 - This week, graduates of World Monuments Fund’s (WMF) Bridge to Crafts Careers (B2CC) program at The Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy in the Bronx brought their stonemasonry skills to rehabilitating damaged grave markers at the African-American Cemetery in Rye, NY. To read the full press release, click here.

April 22, 2021 - As the U.S. prepares to withdraw all combat troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021, World Monuments Fund (WMF)’s annual Paul Mellon Lecture will explore the history and importance of cultural heritage in Afghanistan, critical preservation efforts over the past 20 years, and the impact the new political equilibrium may have on heritage sites. To read the full press release, click here.

April 20, 2021 - The 2021 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize award recognizes outstanding achievements in saving buildings emblematic of the groundbreaking modern movement that swept across the globe during the twentieth century. To read the full press release, click here.

March 31, 2021 - Since 2018, World Monuments Fund (WMF) has led a wide-ranging initiative to support the recovery of one of Yemen’s most iconic cities. Reinvigorating landmarks and reasserting their role in communal life, local heritage professionals trained by WMF have stabilized the Ottoman-era mausoleum Qubbat al-Husayniyah, finished conservation of the Imam Palace in the Ta’izz Museum complex, and will embark on a new project to rehabilitate Hammam al-Mudhaffar, one of the country’s oldest public bathhouses. To read the full press release, click here.

2020 World Monuments Watch Press Kit

  • 2020 Watch Press Release
  • 2020 Watch Press Release (Spanish)
  • 2020 Watch Press Release (Japanese)
  • 2020 Watch at a Glance
  • 2020 Watch Facts and Figures
  • 2020 Watch Selection Committee
  • 2020 Watch Video
  • 2020 Watch Magazine