2009 Priorities

World Monuments Fund’s projects over the last 43 years span time from the earliest known civilizations to the recent past, and include building types from simple vernacular structures to the highest cultural expressions. In the past, our mission was straightforward: identify extraordinary buildings, map out the problems to be solved, raise the money, and celebrate the project’s completion. The preservation field today demands more than the completion of high quality conservation projects. Now there is an expectation for long-term management plans, site interpretation, professional exchange of information, and providing tools to make the work more engaging to the public, all to ensure stewardship of sites into the future.

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