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November 18, 2014

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Saint Catherine's Should Not Lose Its Sky

Posted by Basta de Demoler
World Monuments Fund

The Church and Monastery of St Catherine of Sienna stand in about a third of a block in downtown Buenos Aires.

It was the first monastery for cloistered nuns in Buenos Aires city, built in 1745
for the St Catherine's nuns of the Dominican Order.

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November 12, 2014

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The Colors of the Prince: Conservation and Knowledge in Qusayr 'Amra

Posted by Gaetano Palumbo, Ph.D., Program Director, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia
World Monuments Fund

On October 22 and 23 I was back in my hometown, Rome, to participate in an international conference organized by the Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione ed il Restauro, our partner in the Qusayr 'Amra conservation project.

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October 30, 2014

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Deciphering Khinnis

Posted by Daniele Morandi Bonacossi, Associate Professor, Near Eastern Archaeology, University of Udine
World Monuments Fund

Khinnis is an archaeological site in the Kurdistan Autonomous Region of northern Iraq . The site dates to the Assyrian period and was specifically set up by king Sennacherib of Assyria (704–681 B.C.) to celebrate the construction of a complex system of canals whose aim was to supply the capital of the empire, Nineveh, and its hinterland with water.

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October 30, 2014

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A Celebration of Salvador de Bahia through Literature and Photography

Posted by Norma Barbacci, Program Director for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal
World Monuments Fund

Antônio Frederico de Castro Alves was a poet and abolitionist who lived in Bahia in the mid-1800s. Even though he died at the early age of 24, his accomplishments are still celebrated throughout Brazil.

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October 7, 2014

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Thirty Artists for Thirty Years: Henry Klumb House Watch Day

Posted by Stephanie D. Ortiz, Program Associate
The Watch Day exhibit featured works inspired by the Henry Klumb House
The Watch Day exhibit featured works inspired by the Henry Klumb House

When thinking of mid-twentieth-century Modern design, one would hardly ever consider adaptive reuse as a defining principle of a seminal work of architecture. And yet that is the very thing the Henry Klumb House in San Juan, Puerto Rico, represents.

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