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WMF VP's Book Out Now
John Stubbs's Time Honored 
WMF Vice President of Field Projects John Stubbs has just written a new book. Time Honored is a comprehensive survey of the practice, theory, and structure of architectural heritage conservation throughout the world.
Our Publications Are Going Online
Our publication archives are being digitized. Many of our publications are already online, with more to be added. Stay tuned!
Last Call for 2010 Watch Nominations!
Watch 2010 
The deadline for nominations to the 2010 World Monuments Watch is March 15, 2009. The Watch, our biennial list of 100 endangered sites, calls international attention to cultural heritage threatened by the forces of nature and society. One of our most effective tools, the Watch has saved hundreds of sites. The nomination forms for the 2010 World Monuments Watch are available online in English, Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, and Arabic.
Work at Angkor Wat Gets Green Light
Work at Angkor Wat 
Cambodian authorities have given WMF the go-ahead to continue the restoration project of the Churning of the Sea of Milk Gallery at Angkor Wat after reviewing the pilot phase of work in December. Waterproofing the gallery's roof, long plagued by water infiltration, will help preserve one of the most important Hindu bas-reliefs in Asia.
SAVED: Spectacular 18th-Century Observatory in India
Jantar Mantar, Jaipur
Watch listing in 2008 and subsequent advocacy efforts have spurred the Rajasthan government to restore Jantar Mantar ("The Formula of Instruments"), the great 18th-century astronomical observatory at Jaipur. The conservation work has been completed, ensuring that this magnificent complex will continue to awe visitors with its scale and accuracy.
SAVED: Famed Explorer's Hut in Antarctica
Captain Scott's Hut on Ross Island, Antarctica 
A contribution from a WMF donor has launched the final phase of fundraising for Captain Robert F. Scott's Hut on Ross Island, Antarctica, another 2008 Watch site. Only $600,000 is needed to save this famed explorer's base from which he launched his ill-fated trek to the South Pole almost 100 years ago. Structural repairs have already begun and every contribution towards preserving this historic hut will now be matched, thanks to a challenge gift from the British government.
SAVED: Bulgarian Synagogue
Interior of the Central Synagogue, Sofia, Bulgaria
Through our Jewish Heritage Program, we have been working since 2001 to conserve the roof, façade, and interiors of the Central Synagogue in Sofia, Bulgaria, built in the early 20th century. Our efforts have prompted the Bulgarian government to allocate more than €200,000 to complete the project, which will finish in September 2009.
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