Nominations open – 2022 World Monuments Watch | deadline: 1 March 2021

Bet Giorgis, Lalibela Ethiopia. A Rock hewn church in Lalibela, Ethiopia. This church was built in the 12th century by hewing out all pieces of stone not needed.

Nominations open – 2022 World Monuments Watch | deadline: 1 March 2021

World Monuments Fund (WMF) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 World Monuments Watch.

The World Monuments Watch is a two-year program that seeks to discover, spotlight, and take action on behalf of heritage places facing challenges or presenting outstanding opportunities of direct relevance to our global society. Every two-year cycle of the Watch includes 25 heritage places from around the world, selected for their cultural significance, the need or opportunity for urgent or timely action, and the potential for World Monuments Fund to make a meaningful difference.

Through the Watch, WMF collaborates with local partners to design and implement targeted conservation programs – including advocacy, planning, education, and physical interventions in the historic built environment. The ultimate goal of the program since its inception has been to improve human well-being through cultural heritage preservation.

The 2022 cycle of the Watch is taking place amidst circumstances that have revealed the profound interconnectedness of our world. Together, we can innovate to create a more harmonious world where the past and present cohabitate, where local communities and their cultural heritage are recognized and respected, and where we and future generations have the capacity to appreciate our history, respect our differences, and better understand each other.

We are looking for nominations with clear potential to respond to the global need to ensure equitable representation for all, and the pressing challenges of climate change and imbalanced tourism.

To learn more about the nomination process, click here

Submissions will be accepted until Monday 1 March 2021.

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What is the World Monuments Watch?

The World Monuments Watch, or “the Watch,” is a two-year program that seeks to discover, spotlight, and take action on behalf of heritage places facing challenges or presenting outstanding opportunities of direct relevance to our global society. Every two-year cycle of the Watch includes 25 heritage places from around the world, selected for their cultural significance, the cause for action in light of internationally pressing issues, and the potential for World Monuments Fund to make a meaningful difference. Through the Watch, WMF collaborates with local partners to design and implement targeted conservation programs—including advocacy, planning, education, and physical interventions in the historic built environment. The ultimate goal of the program since its inception has been to improve human well-being through cultural heritage preservation. As the core program of World Monuments Fund, the Watch is the main way through which WMF engages with new partners and pursues new opportunities for collaboration.

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