The Preservation Foundation

Protect and preserve
Posted Date 01/04/2008

Every two years the World Monuments Fund, the New York City-based conservation group, announces a list of the 100 “most endangered” architectural and cultural sites around the world. Chosen by an international panel of experts in archaeology, art history and preservation and based on hundreds of nominations, previous lists have included famous landmarks such as the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and Pompeii as well as more obscure places such as the Larabanga Mosque in Ghana and the National Art School in Cuba. The goal is to rescue these buildings and over the past 10 years the WMF has granted more than $47m to 214 sites. As a result of the attention, an additional $124m has also been raised from other sources – mainly foundations, private donors and corporations. The Financial Times takes a look at some of the lesser-known former settlements and homes included on this year’s list.

 

To read the Financial Times article of January 4, 2008, please click here.