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WMF making the news

ITV News, 1st February 2017 “Month of action for Moseley Road Baths”

Apollo Magazine, 22nd September 2016 “What’s next for World Monuments Fund Britain”

The Guardian, 7th August 2016 “Demolition threat looms for great Victorian buildings from English fishing’s golden age “

The Guardian, 21st June 2016 “Church project to conserve tomb of Christ gets $1.3m boost”

Independent, 11th November 2015 “Palmyra will be flattened by Isis within six months, warns antiquities director”

The Guardian, 15th October 2015  “Birmingham baths and Yorkshire mansion on world’s ‘most at risk’ list”

Latest news

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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News and comment

  • Colin Amery, 1944 – 2018

    The staff and trustees of World Monuments Fund Britain were deeply saddened to hear the news of Colin Amery’s death after a long illness. Colin was WMFBs founding Director, helping to set up the charity in 1995, where he stayed until 2007. An outstanding architectural historian, Colin was a champion of the highest standards of…

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  • John Julius Norwich, 1929 – 2018

    It is with great sadness that I report to you the death of John Julius Cooper, Viscount Norwich, who passed away in London on Friday 1st June aged 88. John Julius was deeply connected to both WMF and WMF Britain.  He was an Honorary Chairman of the WMF and Chair of WMFB from its inception…

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  • Soft Power and Heritage

    On 8th November 2017, Louvre Abu Dhabi finally opened its doors.  The culmination of over ten years of negotiation, planning and construction, and at a cost exceeding 1 Billion Euros, the new museum explores connections between cultures around the world.  It is another statement of global intent from the UAE and a smart move by…

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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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  • 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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  • A small charity supporting British icons

    You may not have heard of WMFB, but I can guarantee you have heard of many of the places that we have helped. WMFB is a small charity, connected to a big one – World Monuments Fund in New York. Together we have carried out over 600 initiatives in 100 countries across the globe.  Here…

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  • Heritage that unites…

    The exterior of the cathedral was cleaned thoroughly with lime water

    It’s a tough time for heritage.  In December 2016 ISIL recaptured the ancient city of Palmyra, taking advantage of Syrian and Russian concentration on Aleppo, another ancient and now ruined city. Eighteen months ago, a plume of smoke rising above the Temple of Bel in Palmyra marked the destruction of 2,000 years of history and…

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