WMF Journal


May 22, 2015

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Tamirat ki Kothi
Tamirat ki Kothi

The Tamirat ki Kothi is believed to have been built in the 17th century during the rule of King Vir Singh Deo as the residence for the king’s manager of public roads and state buildings. The Kothi is comprised of gateways, courtyards, and colonnaded spaces that were made with stone and brick masonry. However, it is in a highly dilapidated condition.

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May 18, 2015

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Patan Royal Palace Complex after April earthquakre. Photo KVPT.
Patan Royal Palace Complex after April earthquakre. Photo KVPT.

Since 1991, Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust (KVPT), based in New York City, has restored and preserved Nepal's magnificent cultural architectural treasures for Nepali's and the international community. WMF has worked with KVPT over the last ten years to produce a multiphase preservation plan for the Patan Royal Palace Complex.

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May 8, 2015

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Documenting the Jahangir Mahal in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India

Posted by Neeraj Bhagat, Jahangir Mahal project consulting architect
World Monuments Fund

Architectural documentation work is akin to a detective’s job. One needs to undertake a background study, carry out field investigations, question the people involved, hear local accounts, and finally piece together the evidence to arrive at a definite conclusion.

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April 28, 2015

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Uaxactun y el Watch 2014

Posted by Mónica Pellecer, Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala
World Monuments Fund

Uaxactun was one of the first archaeological sites to be excavated in the Petén Department in northern Guatemala and where archaeologists developed methodologies for Mesoamerican studies that are still used today. Uaxactun was included on the 2014 World Monuments Watch to bring attention to the site’s conservation needs and tourism development potential.

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April 9, 2015

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If the Islamic State thinks it matters, shouldn’t we?

Posted by Daniel Bluestone, Director of the Preservation Studies Program and Professor at Boston University
World Monuments Fund

This past January I approached our delayed-from-August 2014 class in Iraq, hoping again to explore with the students ways to engage some key concepts related to the relationship between heritage stewardship and contemporary culture.

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