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  • Amedi, Kurdistan, Iraq

    In June 2018 we were awarded a £100,000 grant from the Cultural Protection Fund of the British Council for £100,000 ($140,000) toward our proposal to build community capacity and management frameworks for the protection of Amedi, a 2016 Watch Site, in Iraqi Kurdistan. Located in the mountainous north of Iraq, Amedi’s ancient citadel is dramatically…

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  • Venice Biennale

    In partnership with Sotheby’s, WMF supporters attended a special presentation of Edmund de Waal’s Psalm installation at the Aneteo Veneto, with the artist memorably describing the inspiration for his artwork – a true highlight of this year’s Biennale. This was followed by a tour of the Campo di Ghetto Nuovo led by Marcella Ansaldi, Director…

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  • Jordan Stonemasonry training receives further funding

    The trainees and trainers beginning phase two of the stonemasonry training

    WMF Britain has been successful in our application for a £280,000 grant extension from the British Council’s Cultural Protection Fund, which will take our 20 top stonemasonry students and train them to the next level – in effect establishing a cadre of highly skilled practitioners with the capability of either becoming trainers themselves or of…

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  • Beudy to shed light on Strata Florida’s past and future

    The Grade II listed Beudy at the captivating 12th century Strata Florida Abbey (Abaty Ystrad Fleur)in Pontrhydfendigaid (known locally as Bont) in Ceredigion, Mid- Wales is experiencing  a significant renewal. The 19th Century Beudy or 'cow shed' is the very first building that the Strata Florida Trust is renovating as part of a monumental transformation…

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  • This summer come and discover Strata Florida’s Archaeology Field School

    The Strata Florida Archaeology Field School will open its trenches from 21st August - 16th September at the 12th century Strata Florida Abbey (Abaty Ystrad Fleur), a captivating, evocative and internationally significant site in Pontrhydfendigaid (known locally as Bont) in Ceredigion, Mid- Wales. Strata Florida is affectionately known as the Westminster Abbey of Wales. Come…

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  • Public talk

    May 82019 10AM
    Talk on World Monuments Fund Britain’s Syrian Stonemasonry Training Programme

    Completed and assembled mouldings
    World Monuments Fund Britain has been working in Mafraq, Jordan - twelve miles from the Syrian border - since September 2017 to provide a group of Syrian refugees and Jordanian citizens with traditional stonemasonry skills to become the craftspeople and conservators of the future. Join us for this special talk in partnership with London Craft Week. See full Event

  • WMF awarded grant for skills training project in Yemen

    Al Mudafar mosque, painted dome in Old City of Ta'izz, Yemen

    We are delighted to announce that World Monuments Fund and World Monuments Fund Britain has been awarded a British Council grant of £100,000 ($130,000) in support of conservation skills training, post-conflict planning and physical restoration in the historic city of Taiz, Yemen. [caption id="attachment_4617" align="aligncenter" width="608"] Old City of Ta'izz in Yemen, Al Mudafar mosque,…

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