WMF Journal


August 17, 2015

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World Monuments Fund

On June 1, 2015, I started my summer internship at World Monuments Fund in New York City. For me, born and raised in a 300-person, remote village in Aragon (Spain), the opportunity to work in the Empire State Building was kind of an American dream.

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July 30, 2015

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Hinglajgarh: Mysteries of a Medieval Fort

Posted by Ashish and Poonam Trambadia, Hinglajgarh Fort project consultants
World Monuments Fund

Amidst a dry deciduous forest in the northeastern part of Madhya Pradesh state, there is an elaborate yet buried historic fortified city presently known as Hinglajgarh. Geographically, the site is in a catchment area of the grand Chambal River, and rivulets—or channels—called Mandaleshwari nulla and Txakeshwar nulla protect the site from three sides.

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July 30, 2015

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Dhar Fort Conservation

Posted by Vijaya Amujure, Dhar Fort project consultant
World Monuments Fund

Located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, Dhar is an important medieval town and the erstwhile capital of Malwa. It is associated with Raja Bhoj of Paramār dynasty (800 - 1327 A.D.) and is believed to have derived its name from the sharp swords of its rulers.

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July 28, 2015

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Conserving the ‘Ordinary’: The Case of Gulganj Fort, Chhatarpur, Madhya Pradesh

Posted by Deepika Ghosh Saxena, Gulganj Fort project consultant
World Monuments Fund

Why is the Gulganj Fort so significant that it is a state protected monument by the Government of Madhya Pradesh? This question frustrated us since our first visit to the site in May 2013.

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July 27, 2015

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Reinterpreting "Divine Intervention" in the Documentation of the Chamunda mata Temple Complex

Posted by Aishwarya Tipnis, Chamunda mata Temple project consultant
MADHYA PRADESH
Ongoing measurements for documentation

Situated in the wilderness and agricultural fields on the outskirts of the village of Gajnikhedi in District Ujjain, stands the quaint Chamunda mata Temple Complex. The core temple complex covers an area of approximately 8 acres and comprises a main shrine and a few chattris and sati pavilions, as well as a baoli (stepped wells).

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