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  • Sea Change: Blackpool’s exposed piers act as canaries to climate change

    Blackpool’s piers stand exposed and look perilously fragile as the North Sea waves crash again and again against the Victorian structure. An appropriate reminder of the very immediate threat climate change poses to some of our most valuable coastal heritage that is quite literally falling into the sea. World Monuments Fund, which featured the piers…

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  • Peter Stormonth Darling 1932 – 2019

    The staff and trustees of World Monuments Fund Britain were deeply saddened to hear the news of the death of Peter Stormonth Darling. Peter was a long-serving Board member for World Monuments Fund Britain, joining in 1998, and becoming Chair of the charity from 2007 to 2009. He also served on the Board of World…

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  • Laocoön returns to Stowe

    The first room I ever entered at Stowe House was the North Hall in June 2008. It was busy: students, parents, teachers racing through this tired and unnoticed thoroughfare. Whilst we politely waited there to be guided through the piano nobile you could just see glimpses of a coffered dome and scagliola columns – The…

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  • Party

    Sep 192019 7PM
    World Monuments Fund Britain Summer Cocktail Party

    This relaxed event will be an opportunity for you to meet with other WMF Britain supporters and friends. We will also be joined by Adam Lowe from Factum Arte, a company at the cutting-edge of art and cultural heritage reproduction.  WMF Britain's Executive Director, John Darlington will also be briefly reviewing the past year at WMF… See full Event

  • Symposium

    Sep 72019 9.30AM
    Culture Under Attack Symposium

    World Monuments Fund Britain is working in partnership with Historic England and the Imperial War Museum on What Remains, an exhibition which explores why cultural heritage is attacked during war and the ways in which people save, protect and restore what is targeted. The exhibition features a stone carved by one of our Syrian stonemasonry… See full Event

  • Reproduction of Strawberry Hill’s Masterpieces

    Horace Walpole’s Gothic castle at Strawberry Hill, Twickenham, was once filled with the author’s great collection of paintings and artefacts. Most of these were sold in 1842, and with their departure Strawberry Hill lost something of its special character. While it is impossible to permanently restore Walpole’s collection to Strawberry Hill, the Trust has been working…

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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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