World Monuments Fund
In the developing world, cultural heritage projects are often caught in precarious circumstances. That’s where the World Monuments Fund (WMF) comes in. This international nonprofit organization is dedicated to the preservation of historic architecture and cultural heritage sites around the world.
Grant Safeguards Historic Sites
For several years, we have supported the Annenberg Program for Endangered Cultural Heritage in the Developing World. Starting in 2006, the Annenberg Program allowed the WMF to help communities around the globe — especially in developing countries — incorporate historic preservation into their sustainability efforts. Advocacy training, capacity building and technology exchange were used to empower local guardians of key sites and help communities better appreciate the necessity for cultural heritage preservation. In its first year alone, the program’s capacity-building workshops and reconstruction/rehabilitation projects protected the historic fabric of South America’s Jesuit Guaraní missions and assured the survival of a particularly rich and meaningful piece of world architectural and cultural history, the Bafut Palace in Cameroon.
2017 – General Operating Support
2016 – General Operating Support
2014 – General Operating Support
2014 – Restoration – Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in Lisbon, Portugal
2014 – Restoration – Niculoso Pisano Portal in Seville, Spain
2012 – Restoration – Church of San Pedro Apostol and the Jovenes Patrimonio in Andahuaylillas, Peru
2010 – Programming – Projects in Portugal
2009 – General Operating Support
To learn more, visit World Monuments Fund.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in Lisbon, Portugal. Photo courtesy of World Monuments Fund
Wa Naa Palace in Ghana. Photo courtesy of World Monuments Fund
Jeron scaffold section A north interior walls and domes. Photo courtesy of World Monuments Fund