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Recent Press Releases

  • 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
  • World Monuments Fund Joins Climate Heritage Network
  • Six years after Daesh attack, the Mosul Cultural Museum is being rehabilitated through the commitment of Iraqi authorities and an international heritage consortium

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.

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.

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.

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is proud to announce its membership with the Climate Heritage Network (CHN), a group of arts, cultural, and heritage organizations dedicated to aiding communities in tackling climate change and achieving the ambitions of the 2015 Paris Agreement. To read the full press release, click here.

The Mosul Cultural Museum in Iraq—both the building and its collection—suffered tremendous damage at the hands of Daesh. Now, the museum is gradually being brought back to life through a unique international partnership between the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage (SBAH), the Musée du Louvre, the Smithsonian Institution, World Monuments Fund (WMF), and the International alliance for the protection of heritage in conflict areas (ALIPH). 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