Saving Our Cultural Heritage: A Photographic Tour of Some of the World’s Most Important Places - Dr. Jonathan Bell

Date: 
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
THE RACQUET CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA 215 S 16th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

Discover fascinating images and hear inside stories of the World Monuments Fund's (WMF) accomplishments in saving our cultural heritage. The World Monuments Fund is the leading independent organization dedicated to the preservation of the world’s most treasured places. It has conserved over 700 cultural heritage sites internationally since its founding in 1965. Our speaker, Dr. Jonathan S. Bell who oversees the organization’s entire portfolio of cultural heritage preservation projects around the globe will provide a brief overview of the organization and how it works. Dr. Bell will share extraordinary photographs of sites, including traditional communities in Benin, a widespread community of earthen builders in West Africa, the Mosul Cultural Museum in Iraq, and historic water management systems in India. He will illustrate places that are at the center of local identity, economic viability, and community resilience. Enjoy a buffet dinner and networking session as part of this exclusive program. For Sponsorship opportunities and questions please contact Dilek Karabucak, Executive Director, at [email protected]

Categories
Event Type: 
Networking
Topic: 
Historical Preservation / Archaeology
Topic: 
Networking