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  • WMF Britain awarded grant to train Syrian refugees in stonemasonry

    Syria is much in the news at the moment as the humanitarian tragedy of war continues to impact on everyday lives. To make matters worse the cultural heritage of the country is also caught in the cross-hairs of conflict, with fundamentalist groups deliberately targeting ancient sites that are valued both locally and across the world.…

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  • Wentworth Woodhouse purchased for the nation

    On 28th March 2017, we welcomed a wonderful piece of news: Wentworth Woodhouse, the Georgian palace near Rotherham in South Yorkshire, has been successfully purchased by The Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust and saved for the nation. World Monuments Fund has played its part, supporting the campaign by Save Britain’s Heritage (SAVE), who initiated the Trust,…

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  • Study Day

    Jul 42017 10.30am
    Study Day: New Discoveries at Stowe House

    For the past 10 years WMF Britain has helped to oversee the restoration of this Ducal Palace in the Buckinghamshire countryside. As this phase of our involvement draws to an end we invite you to join us to review the past work in the Music Room and State Library, plus see new discoveries in the… See full Event

  • 2014 Watch Day – Battersea Power Station

    Watch Day was celebrated at Battersea Power Station in September 2014. The main activity for the day was an architectural walking tour of sites around the complex, led by knowledgeable guides. Discussion of waterfront issues, such as riverside development, culminated in a talk on the challenges facing this London landmark.

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  • Battersea Power Station: Selling an Icon (Trailer)

    "Battersea Power Station: Selling an Icon" tells the story of London’s Battersea power station, its historic and cultural significance, its present-day position at the heart of one of the largest redevelopment projects in London, and the debates that have risen from that position. The documentary film was created by Spectacle Productions Ltd. with support from American Express through World Monuments Fund.

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  • Conservation Project – Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire

    The Rose Garden

    The sixteenth-century Sulgrave Manor in Northamptonshire was built by Lawrence Washington, a direct ancestor of George Washington. Today, the complex is used for educational programs about the manor’s history and agricultural environment. The site is a lasting symbol of Anglo-American peace and friendship. Following inclusion on the 2014 World Monuments Watch and an award from American Express, WMF helped support the re-thatching of two historic buildings on the property, making them more accessible for use as an integrated part of the visiting experience and laying the foundation for future restoration works at the site.

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