Hurst Castle in Lymington, United Kingdom. Image: kodachrome25 via Canva
The World Monuments Fund has released its 2022 World Monuments Watch. The Watch spotlights 25 significant but endangered heritage sites.
The World Monuments Fund is an independent organisation devoted to safeguarding heritage sites. Launched in 1996, the Watch is announced every two years. To date, the World Monuments Fund has contributed more than $110 million toward projects at more than 300 Watch sites.
The 2022 open call resulted in more than 225 nominations that underwent extensive internal and external review by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and an independent panel of international heritage experts responsible for the final selection.
Representing 24 countries and spanning nearly 12,000 years of history, the 2022 Watch encompasses a broad range of examples of how global challenges manifest and intersect at heritage sites, providing opportunities to improve the lives of communities as they adapt for the future.
2022 World Monuments Watch
Among the endangered heritage sites are 3 sites in Europe: