World Heritage Nomination Update

The Frank Lloyd Wright World Heritage Council working on the nomination for Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright continues to work on a revised nomination, which will be considered for the 2019 World Heritage meeting. The committee is collaborating with the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), which is the technical agency that reviews, analyzes and advises on nominations submitted for inscription on the World Heritage List. We will continue to provide updates as the Conservancy and the nominated sites work toward this 2019 goal.

The United States nominated a series of 10 Frank Lloyd Wright sites in 2015 to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. At its meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, in July 2016, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee (WHC) decided to “refer” the nomination. A referral provides the nominee an opportunity to respond to comments by the WHC and resubmit the nomination. The Frank Lloyd Wright nomination has been in development for more than a decade, entailing the cooperation of the 10 parties whose sites comprise the nomination, independent scholars and a substantial financial commitment realized through subsidies and donations, as well as countless hours donated by staff and volunteers.

Posted on September 29, 2017

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