Category Announcements

Statement on the United States Withdrawing from UNESCO

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Statement from Global Heritage Fund's Chief Executive Officer, Stefaan Poortman, regarding the United States of America’s intention to withdraw from UNESCO. At Global Heritage Fund, I work every day to save historic places and special sites throughout the world. That's why I was disappointed to learn that the government of the United States...
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Lin Zeming House Restored in Dali Village

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Global Heritage Fund is pleased to announce we have finished the restoration of the Lin Zeming House in Dali Village, Guizhou Province, China. Below, you can see our finished work: And here is what the Lin Zeming house looked like before conservation work had commenced. Global Heritage Fund’s conservation efforts in Guizhou’s villages...
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Build a School Phase One Completed

CIUDAD PERDIDA, COLOMBIA – The school's headmaster and indigenous Kogi students in the middle of a lesson. ©Santiago Giraldo/Global Heritage Fund
One year ago, we worked together to raise $80,000 for a new schoolhouse in Ableizhi, Colombia as part of our #BuildASchool Campaign. Ableizhi surrounds the GHF project site of Ciudad Perdida, an ancient city in the Sierra Nevada de Marta mountains, and we sought to give back to this community we have come to know and love....
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Save the Palace of Agios Vasileios!

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Agios Vasileios is the most important archaeological find in Greece in this century. It needs your help today. Located on the outskirts of ancient Sparta, Agios Vasileios is one of the great Mycenean palaces of the Greek Bronze Age. But until ten years ago, no one knew that it existed. To find such...
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We’re Building a School in Colombia!

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Imagine going to school in a cramped, dark, ramshackle building built from cinderblocks and asbestos. Imagine squinting through the 85-degree jungle heat as your teacher uses his last inch of chalk to draw out your lesson. Imagine using second-hand books that aren’t even in your own language. Imagine never going at all, just...
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Celebrating World Heritage Day

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If you think about it, heritage is the most fundamental part of your daily life. That fork you’re using to eat that spicy Thai food in that Styrofoam box in front of your Apple computer during your daily lunch hour? Each one of those things would never have been possible without years of development,...
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