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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. Old City of Ta’izz in Yemen, Al Mudafar mosque, qibla wall

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  • Archived Archived

    Mar 52019
    Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside: Saving Britain’s Coastal Heritage

    The UK's coastal heritage stands as an icon of Britishness. Revered and parodied in equal measure, it has stood the test of time and adapted to suit changes in taste and holiday fashions. But our seaside heritage is facing one of its biggest challenges yet: the impact of climate change. Vulnerable, often poorly maintained coastal structures face increasingly fierce attacks by the elements, and now their long-term future is under threat. See full Event

  • Government House, Antigua

    Government House in the centre of Antigua’s capital city, St. John’s, is a treasured symbol of the nation’s democracy—its progression from slavery to full emancipation in 1834, and to confident independence in 1981. Established in a Parsonage dating from the 1700s, Government House has been the official residence of the islands’ Governor General since 1800.…

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  • Conference

    Sep 42019
    SEA CHANGE Conference

    About Sea Change The aim of the Sea Change Conference is to bring together the international conservation community to understand the growing impact of climate change on the built heritage of coastal communities. It is hoped that this process will help identify any gaps in understanding where new research might be commissioned to further the… See full Event

  • How you can help: Stonemasonry Training in Mafraq

    The objective of Phase 2 of our project in Mafraq is to build upon the foundation of the pilot project, extending and refining skills learnt with greater emphasis on conservation, and taking students to the next level of ability. A small cadre of 20 of the most talented students, both Jordanian and Syrian will be…

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