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Global Heritage Fund

Empowering communities through cultural heritage preservation.

Global Heritage Fund (GHF) is a non-profit organization empowering communities through historic conservation and heritage-driven local development. Since 2002, GHF has helped local communities to save 28 sites in 19 countries with over 100 partner organizations.

Using their Preservation by Design methodology of community-based planning, conservation science, and strategic partnerships, GHF has invested over $30 million and secured $25 million in co-funding to ensure sustainable preservation and responsible development.

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Global Heritage Fund Projects

Nepal Credit Scott Newman

Patan Durbar Square, Nepal

Patan Durbar Square a World Heritage Site in Kathmandu, Nepal is home to Vishveshvara Temple. The Vishveshvara Temple, built in 1627 was severely damaged. Vishveshvara Temple …

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Daia Credit Global Heritage Fund 2

Daia Village, Romania

The Daia Village project focuses on four main aspects: 1. Restoration of facades; 2. Emergency Repairs; 3. Conservation/replacement of traditional windows; 4. Donation of mate…

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Sagalassos Credit Bruno Vandermeulen 1

Sagalassos, Turkey

Sagalassos is an ancient Hellenistic archaeological site previously lost to time. Re-discovered in 1985, archaeologists have discovered a trove of archaeological finds and a w…

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Pingyao Credit Xiaodang Wang 1

Pingyao, China

Nominated in 1997 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, Pingyao has over 4,000 Ming and Qing era courtyards all surrounded by brick-and-stone walls that are over six kilometers …

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Maijishan Credit Maijishan Grotto Art Institute 1

Maijishan, China

The goals of the Maijishan Grottoes project is to Develop a visitor management plan and establish relevant training, document the traditional conservation practices and develo…

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Dali Credit ATLAS Studio

Guizhou, Dali Village, China

Guizhou, is a perfect example of a cultural landscape which combines the tangible and intangible heritages harmoniously. GHF’s work in Guizhou focuses on helping preserve the …

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Gobekli Tepe Credit Nico Becker 4

Gobekli Tepe, Turkey

The work includes creating contact-free access of the archaeological site and erecting a shelter over the structures and excavated features. The shelter is designed with caref…

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Granaries Credit David Goeury 1

Collective Granaries, Morocco

A five-year project in the Souss-Massa Region, Morocco focusing on the conservation of the material and immaterial heritage of Amazigh communities to preserve their natural an…

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Ciudad Perdida Credit Global Heritage Fund 3

Ciudad Perdida, Colombia

Ciudad Perdida focused on the design of comprehensive site management plan for Teyuna and the 26 surrounding sites. In partnership with ICANH it included mapping, architectura…

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