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Friday, December 7, 2012

Nominate a Site to the 2014 World Monuments Watch!

World Monuments Watch and Community Action

The Watch can help energize communities and promote collective action at heritage sites. After the Chiloé Churches in Chile were included on the 1996 Watch, WMF helped restore several of the structures and supported specialized training for local communities in traditional crafts and interpretation methods. A local group in Taxco de Alarcón, Mexico, nominated the baroque church of Santa Prisca to the 2000 Watch. Since then, WMF has supported this strong community effort to stabilize and restore the church, reversing years of neglect. Following inclusion of the Kyoto Machiya Townhouses on the 2010 Watch, WMF supported a model conservation project to foster machiya restoration and strengthen networks within the community. To promote community action, WMF has also launched Watch Day, an opportunity to enhance public engagement at Watch sites through locally designed events.  

Read below to learn more about how you can nominate a site to the Watch and make a difference

2014 World Monuments Watch nominations are now being accepted. Deadline for nominations is March 1, 2013.

The World Monuments Watch calls international attention to cultural heritage around the world that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. From archaeological sites to iconic architecture, cultural landscapes to historic urban centers, the Watch identifies places of significance in need of timely action.

Nominating a site to the Watch is a two-part process. Click here to submit an initial inquiry, after which a username and password will be provided to access the secure Online Nomination Form.

Information about the 2014 World Monuments Watch can be found at

Questions about the nomination process should be directed to

Please forward this email to colleagues and contacts who might be interested in submitting a nomination. Thank you for your interest in the World Monuments Watch!  


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