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2022 World Monuments Watch Press Kit

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Recent Press Releases

  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art and World Monuments Fund Announce Their Collaboration on a Digital Resource for the Michael C. Rockefeller Wing
  • WMF Announces New Projects to Protect Ukraine’s Cultural Heritage with Local and International Partners
  • World Monuments Fund and Tiffany & Co. Announce Partnership to Launch First Professional Gold Leaf Craftsman Program in Japan
  • International and Local Efforts for Physical Restoration Begin at the Yadam Temple within the Choijin Lama Temple Museum in Mongolia
  • World Monuments Fund Moves to Rockefeller Center’s 600 Fifth Avenue
  • World Monuments Fund Announces Ukraine Heritage Response Fund
  • Moseley Road Baths Transformational Masterplan Moves 'Forward'
  • World Monuments Fund Announces New Historic Revitalization Project to Address India’s Growing Water Crisis
  • Preston Bus Station, British Brutalist Building, Wins 2021 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize
  • WMF’s Crisis Response Program to Support the Restoration of One of Peru’s Oldest Churches Destroyed by Recent Earthquake

New York, May 23, 2022—The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced today a collaboration to create digital resources that will be featured throughout the African Art galleries in The Met's new Michael C. Rockefeller Wing—which is currently closed for renovation—that aim to provide gallery visitors and online audiences alike with a more expansive view of the richness of artistic and architectural expression on the continent and to provide deep context to the Museum’s collection of sub-Saharan African art. To read the full press release, click here.

NEW YORK, NY, July 12, 2022—World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced the launch of four new projects as part of its recently established Ukraine Heritage Response Fund to address the immediate, critical needs of heritage professionals in Ukraine and to lay the groundwork for the future rehabilitation and long-term recovery of cultural heritage in the country. To read the full press release, click here

May 11, 2022, New York, NY—Today World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Tiffany & Co. announce the launch of Japan’s first professional gold leaf craftsman training program in Kanazawa, a coastal city north-east of Kyoto. The project aims to collaborate with the city of Kanazawa in ensuring the sustainable preservation of traditional craftsmanship of Kanazawa Haku gold leaf production, which was recently inscribed on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List. To read the full press release, click here.

May 4, 2022—World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Arts Council of Mongolia (ACM) today announced the start of physical conservation on the Yadam Temple, situated within the enclosed Choijin Lama Temple complex in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, funded with support from the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). To read the full press release, click here.

April 20, 2022–World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced the relocation of its global headquarters to Rockefeller Center’s 600 Fifth Avenue. To read the full press release, click here.

April 6, 2022 - World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced the launch of the Ukraine Heritage Response Fund. The fund aims to address the immediate critical needs of heritage professionals in the country and to lay the groundwork for future rehabilitation. The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation has committed $500,000 in initial funds to support this initiative. To read the full press release, click here.

March 17, 2022–The project to transform Moseley Road Baths and Balsall Heath Library has entered a new phase, transitioning from a bold idea to the reality of major building conservation work. To read the full press release, click here.

February 14, 2022 – World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced today the launch of a major initiative to address the growing water crisis for communities across India through the revitalization of traditional water management systems and the reinforcement of Indigenous knowledge. To read the full press release, click here.

November 18, 2021 – World Monuments Fund (WMF) today announced John Puttick Associates has been awarded the 2021 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize, recognizing its thoughtful and detailed conservation of Preston Bus Station, located in Preston, UK, a civic monument of central importance that serves as a hub for mass transit. To read the full press release, click here.

NEW YORK, NY, January 13, 2022—World Monuments Fund (WMF) announced today more than $20,000 to support crisis response and restoration efforts in the historic town of La Jalca Grande, Peru, following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that struck the region on November 28, 2021. The earthquake severely damaged La Jalca Grande’s local church—one of the first built in the northeast of Peru—and destroyed its freestanding tower. To read the full press release, click here.