2016 World Monuments Watch nominations are now being accepted


Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2015


From Hong Kong to Tanzania, the World Monuments Watch provides valuable support for conservation field projects worldwide. Since 1996, the World Monuments Watch has helped hundreds of heritage sites achieve positive change in the face of contemporary challenges. World Monuments Fund has allocated more than $2.4 million to support conservation field projects at sites included on the 2014 World Monuments Watch. In collaboration with local partners, efforts at nine historic sites will benefit from $1.5 million awarded by American Express, the founding sponsor of the World Monuments Watch.


WMF will assist community-based preservation efforts at Hong Kong's Pokfulam Village, a remarkable survivor facing pressure from urban redevelopment plans. In Barcelona, Spain, WMF will contribute to the restoration and interpretation of Antoni Gaudí's famous Güell Pavilions and Garden, to improve access by the general public. And in the Stone Town of Zanzibar, WMF will support the restoration of the Palace Museum, an iconic fixture of the Stone Town's seafront, to help showcase Zanzibar's rich history and culture.


Every two years, World Monuments Fund (WMF) accepts new nominations to the World Monuments Watch. The World Monuments Watch calls international attention to cultural heritage around the world that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. From archaeological sites to iconic architecture, cultural landscapes to historic urban centers, the Watch identifies places of significance in need of timely action.


Nearly 700 sites on all seven continents have been included in the ten Watch cycles since 1996. Watch listing provides an opportunity for sites and their nominators to raise public awareness, foster local participation, advance innovation and collaboration, and demonstrate effective solutions. The 2014 Watch has been covered by more than 1000 news outlets in over 80 countries, with circulation to over 500 million people worldwide. By capitalizing on the attention raised by Watch listing, local entities have leveraged support for Watch sites totaling over $200 million. WMF has contributed an additional $100 million toward projects at Watch sites in more than 80 countries.


Nominating a site to the Watch is a two-part process. Click here to submit an initial inquiry, after which a username and password will be provided to access the secure Online Nomination Form.


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