Every two years, the World Monuments Watch is a call to action for cultural heritage around the globe that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political, and economic change. Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Watch, this lecture will cover the history of the Watch and highlight 2016 sites, which will be announced in mid- October. Presented in association with Archtober, Architecture and Design Month New York City, October 2015. All guests can enter a raffle. Prizes will be drawn after the talk.
Lisa Ackerman was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of World Monuments Fund in 2007. Previously Ms. Ackerman served as Executive Vice President of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Ms. Ackerman holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute, and an M.B.A. from New York University. Ms. Ackerman serves on the boards of Historic House Trust of New York City, New York Preservation Archive Project, and US/ICOMOS. In 2007 she received the Historic District Council's Landmarks Lion award and in 2008, Ms. Ackerman was named the first recipient of the US/ICOMOS Ann Webster Smith Award for International Heritage Achievement.