Image: Conservation crew at Angkor Wat Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Values and Vistas: Heritage, Memory and Preservation

30 November 2016
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm
Melbourne Corporate Centre

Dedicated to saving the world's most treasured places, World Monuments Fund is a private non-for-profit organisation founded in 1965 by individuals concerned about the accelerating destruction of important artistic treasures throughout the world. Now celebrating 50 years, World Monuments Fund has orchestrated over 600 projects in 90 countries.

Event details

Lisa Ackerman is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at World Monuments Fund (WMF). She is also visiting Assistant Professor at the Pratt Institute, New York She will speak on the challenges of heritage preservation in the face of global developments, focussing on the activities of the World Monuments Watch, a WMF flagship program that calls to attention the plight of cultural heritage venues around the world that are threatened by neglect, vandalism, conflict, and natural disasters.

Lisa will highlight some of the programs taking place in countries such as Albania, the United States, Italy and Cuba. She will illustrate that the common thread is not materials or style, but rather the importance of places to the communities, and what they can communicate about the past and present.

Lisa's expertise and international experience in cultural heritage preservation will provide insightful information about the exploration of our collective desire to save the past and inform the future.

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Contact details

Alfred Deakin Institute
Melathi Saldin

Key information

Date and time

30 November 2016
3.30 pm - 5.30 pm


Melbourne Corporate Centre
Level 3
550 Bourke Street