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What is The Watch?

The World Monuments Watch is our flagship advocacy program. It focuses attention on extraordinary cultural heritage that is threatened by the forces of nature or social, political and economic change.  Every two years, WMF accepts nominations for sites in need from across the globe, championing selected buildings and monuments and finding solutions with local partners.   Since its inception in 1996, the Watch, with founding sponsor American Express, has helped more than 600 sites, becoming a powerful vehicle for addressing the range of challenges confronting heritage today.

To find out more about nominating a site to the World Monuments Watch click here

The National Art Schools in Cuba were included on the Watch in 2000

The National Art Schools in Cuba were included on the Watch in 2000