Saturday, January 10, 2009

World Monuments Fund: 2010 Watch nominations are now being accepted.

Cidadãos de Lisboa, candidatem monumentos em risco para o WORLD MONUMENTS WATCH de 2010!

2010 Watch nominations are now being accepted. Deadline for nominations is March 15, 2009.

The World Monuments Watch calls international attention to cultural heritage around the world that is threatened by the forces of nature and society. From archaeological sites to iconic architecture, cultural landscapes to historic city centers, the Watch identifies places of significance in need of timely action. Every two years, WMF accepts new nominations to the Watch, from which 100 are selected for listing. Watch listing provides an opportunity for sites and their nominators to raise public awareness, foster local participation, advance innovation and collaboration, and demonstrate effective solutions. The Watch nomination process also serves as a vehicle for requesting World Monuments Fund (WMF) assistance for select projects. More than 500 sites from over 110 countries have benefited from the seven cycles of the Watch; nearly half of these have received WMF grants, totaling $50 million.

Additional information about the 2010 World Monuments Watch and downloadable PDFs of the Guidelines and Nomination Forms are available at

Questions or concerns about the nomination or electronic submission process should be directed to

Foto: Teatro Capitólio (1925-1931) no Parque Mayer, o primeiro edifício de Lisboa a ser seleccionado para o Watch da WMF, apareceu na lista dos 100 monumentos mais ameaçados do mundo no ano de 2006 [ ]. A frente ribeirinha histórica de Lisboa seria uma forte candidatura para a lista de 2010.

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