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  • Stone Masonry Training in Mafraq, Jordan

    Stone Masonry Training in Mafraq

    When the British Government set up the Cultural Protection Fund a year ago to support people and heritage in war-torn areas of the world, we at World Monuments Fund looked at how our expertise could make the biggest impact.  Three issues were at the top of our minds:  firstly, the extraordinary monumental heritage of Iraq…

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  • Architectural Historian Gavin Stamp dies aged 69

    We were deeply saddened by the news over Christmas of the loss of Dr Gavin Stamp, architectural historian and member of World Monuments Fund Britain’s architectural advisory panel.  Gavin was co-author of WMF’s book on the restoration of Nicholas Hawksmoor’s eccentric masterpiece, St George’s church in Bloomsbury, and a regular contributor to our events.  He…

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  • Archived Archived

    Feb 12018
    In at the deep end: Securing a future for Moseley Road Baths

    Our annual Mellon Lecture will be by Simon Inglis, specialist on the architecture and heritage of sport and recreation. Born in Birmingham, not far from Moseley Road Baths (where he first learned to swim), Inglis studied history and history of architecture at University College London, then freelanced for various publications, including the Guardian, Observer and… See full Event

  • 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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