Lisa Ackerman

About Lisa Ackerman

Interim CEO, World Monuments Fund

As this cultural capital sinks and sea levels rise, preservationists race against time.

Saving Venice

10 inches—that’s how far Venice has sunk. As sea levels and tourism rise, can this historic city survive?

Saving Venice

Country: Iraq Site: Babylon Caption: View towards reconstructions from Hussein Palace, from southeast Image Date: June 22, 2009
Even today with international tourism waning in the face of military threats, Iraqis regularly visit this famous site.

Visiting Babylon