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Final Zanzibar Exhibition Venue: Dr Johnson’s House, London – opens January 13

WMFB’s touring exhibition on our major EU-funded project at Christ Church Cathedral in Zanzibar will be on display at its final venue, Dr Johnson’s House in London, from January 13 to March 29, 2016.

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Heritage & Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Protect its Past

On Thursday 12th November we welcomed Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Museums and Antiquities for Syria, in his first visit to the UK, to talk about the devastating loss of cultural heritage and looting in the region.

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2016 World Monuments Watch Announced

Wentworth Woodhouse near Rotherham, Yorkshire, and Moseley Road Baths in Birmingham were named as the UK sites on the 2016 World Monuments Watch. Marking 20 years of World Monuments Fund’s flagship advocacy programme, the 2016 Watch features 50 sites in 36 countries dating from prehistory to the twentieth century.

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Heritage & Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Protect its past

The tragic loss of ancient heritage in Palmyra and throughout Syria is repeatedly making the headlines. In an exclusive talk by World Monuments Fund Britain, we welcome Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Antiquities for Syria, in his first visit to the UK. Come and discover the story behind the headlines

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New Partnership: Charlton House

WMFB is working in partnership with the most important Jacobean mansion in Greater London, Grade I listed Charlton House in Greenwich.

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World Monuments Fund names Joshua David as organisation's third President

For just the third time in its history, World Monuments Fund has a new leader. Joshua David, Co-Founder and former President of New York’s Friends of the High Line, will succeed retiring WMF President Bonnie Burnham in November 2015.

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UK Government to sign convention to protect threatened heritage in War Zones

The UK Government’s decision to ratify the 1954 Hague Convention has been welcomed by World Monuments Fund Britain at a time when some of the most treasured cultural heritage sites are at risk. The convention was set up after World War II to protect artefacts in war zones and the UK joins more than 115 countries that already sign up to the agreement.

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The World’s Largest Archaeological Project: Using new technology to crowd-source ancient lives in Egypt

On 1st March 2016 WMF Britain welcomed Prof. Dirk Obbink, Fellow and Tutor from Oxford University, to the Royal Geographical Society in London. Prof Obbink spoke about the Ancient Lives project which is using crowd-sourcing to transcribe over half a million papyrus fragments found in an ancient Egyptian rubbish dump.
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Heritage & Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Protect its Past

Prof. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of Museums and Antiquities for Syria – a latter-day Monuments Man - gives the human story from behind the headlines. The Royal Geographical Society, London, Thursday 12th November 2015.
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Heritage & Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Protect its Past

Lisa Ackerman, World Monuments Fund's, Executive Vice President speaks about WMF’s involvement with historic sites across the world affected by conflict. The Royal Geographical Society, London, Thursday 12th November 2015.
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Heritage & Conflict: Syria’s Battle to Protect its Past

James Davis, from the Google Cultural Institute, on the role technology has in the curation of and access to museum collections and cultural heritage. The Royal Geographical Society, London, Thursday 12th November 2015
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Nigel Watson travels from New Zealand to tell the fascinating conservation story that ensures Shackleton’s Hut remains a cultural marker of a heroic journey in the era of Antarctic discovery.

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