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July 2, 2015

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Sabalgarh Fort, Madhya Pradesh, India – A Hidden Treasure

Posted by Mohit Dhingra, Sabalgarh Fort Project Consulting Architect
World Monuments Fund

Sabalgarh Fort has great historical significance, with personalities like Maharaja Gopal Singh (28th ruler of Karauli, Rajasthan) and Naval Singh Khande Rao (the Governor of Sabalgarh appointed by Scindia rulers) using the fort.

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July 2, 2015

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Romania’s Great Synagogue of Iasi is Saved

Posted by Lucia Apostol, Deputy Director for the Preservation and Development of the Patrimony at FEDROM- the Federation of Jewish Communities of Romania
World Monuments Fund

The Great Synagogue of Iaşi is one of two synagogues left in Iaşi and the oldest existing Jewish religious architectural monument in Romania.

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July 1, 2015

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Redefining Kila Sarai & Jogeshwar Mandir Precinct, Madhya Pradesh, India - A Case for Adaptive Re-use

Posted by Tapan Mittal-Deshpande, Kila Sarai & Jogeshwar Mandir Project Consulting Architect
Courtyard overlooking the fields and outer fortification
Courtyard overlooking the fields and outer fortification

My first encounter with the Kila Sarai & Jogeshwar Mandir Precinct intrigued me to search deeper for what really defined it. With practically no change to the adjoining small settlements of Sangwamal in the last few generations, the site is currently in a state of complete derelict apart from occasional religious rituals performed at the temple shrine.

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June 26, 2015

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Saint John's Abbey Church and Bell Banner by Marcel Breuer

In early June my colleague Katie Doyle and I had the opportunity to attend the Docomomo US annual symposium held in June in Minneapolis, MN. Entitled “Modernism on the Prairie: Rural to Metro Regional Interpretations of the Modern Movement,” the symposium was rooted in Minnesota, with presentations and tours highlighting the local context.

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June 24, 2015

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Mren Cathedral

Posted by Stephen Kelley, WMF Conservation Specialist
World Monuments Fund

Mren Cathedral, listed on the WMF World Monuments Watch in 2014, sits on a desolate plain on the frontier with Armenia, and it is the privilege of the WMF team along with the Turkish Ministry of Culture to perform the first in depth assessment of the site in more than 100 years.

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