At the Italian Embassy, celebrating aid to monuments around the globe

Nov 13, 2014 729

U.S. engagement in problems overseas can be controversial, but it's hard to argue with the idea of Americans helping to, say, keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling.

Saving famous monuments — and many of the treasures contained within the world's crumbling architectural heritage — is essentially the mission of the World Monuments Fund, a New York-based nonprofit that promoted its work Monday evening in the Italian Embassy's swank Piero Sartogo party space.

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