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Heritage & Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Protect its past

The tragic loss of ancient heritage in Palmyra and throughout Syria is repeatedly making the headlines. In an exclusive talk by World Monuments Fund Britain, we welcome Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Antiquities for Syria, in his first visit to the UK. Come and discover the story behind the headlines

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New Partnership: Charlton House

WMFB is working in partnership with the most important Jacobean mansion in Greater London, Grade I listed Charlton House in Greenwich.

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Zanzibar Exhibition at Ely Cathedral

WMFB’s exhibition on our major EU-funded project at Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar is now on display at Ely Cathedral until October 4, 2015.

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World Monuments Fund names Joshua David as organisation's third President

For just the third time in its history, World Monuments Fund has a new leader. Joshua David, Co-Founder and former President of New York’s Friends of the High Line, will succeed retiring WMF President Bonnie Burnham in November 2015.

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£1 million project to repair Coventry Cathedral ruins now complete

The final phase of Coventry Cathedral’s major project to conserve the ruins of St Michael’s Cathedral is now complete. Five years after a dangerous crack in the stonework was first discovered, the medieval ruins have been fully stabilised and repaired in partnership with World Monuments Fund Britain.

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UK Government to sign convention to protect threatened heritage in War Zones

The UK Government’s decision to ratify the 1954 Hague Convention has been welcomed by World Monuments Fund Britain at a time when some of the most treasured cultural heritage sites are at risk. The convention was set up after World War II to protect artefacts in war zones and the UK joins more than 115 countries that already sign up to the agreement.

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Restoration of Stowe's Eastern Pavilion

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Knill's Monument

WMFB has completed the conservation of Knill's Monument, an eighteenth-century steeple in Cornwall with a rich history, previously at risk of collapse. Find out how we helped restore this important local landmark to its former glory in our short film.
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Giving our Past a Future

The work of World Monuments Fund Britain was the focus of a unique temporary exhibition at Sir John Soane’s Museum in London 'Giving our Past a Future'. This short film shows some of the highlights.
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Changing the Face of Coventry

Jules Hudson presents this in-depth review of WMFB’s project at Coventry Cathedral.
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Stowe Music Room conservation

Stowe’s Music Room is currently undergoing careful repair and conservation. The room was completed after 1781 and was created by Vincenzo Valdre.
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Coventry film

The former Cathedral Church of St Michael Coventry is the focus of a major project. Find out how WMFB is working alongside Coventry Cathedral to safeguard and reinvigorate this evocative place.
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Heritage & Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Protect its Past

We welcome Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Antiquities and Museums for Syria to give the human story from behind the headlines. Plus hear from James Davis from the Google Cultural Institute to report on the latest efforts to record our cultural heritage.

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