WMF Journal


September 11, 2014

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The Impact of War on Syria's Archaeological Sites and Damage Prevention Efforts

Posted by Prof. Dr. Maamoun Abdulkarim, Director-General of the Directorate General of Antiquities & Museums (DGAM) - SYRIA
World Monuments Fund
This photo, taken earlier this year, shows illegal excavations at Apamea.

Syria has been home to some of the most ancient civilizations in the world. Its richness is now in danger because of the crisis that has been raging in the country for over three years.

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August 13, 2014

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Watch Day at Horno 3 in Fundidora Park

Posted by Norma Barbacci, Program Director for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal
World Monuments Fund
Photo caption: Participants in Watch Day at Fundidora Park pose for the camera

The iron factory Aceros de Monterrey turned off its furnaces in 1986 after more than eight decades of activity during which thousands of workers operated non-stop the furnaces and other industrial equipment that now remain as the main attraction of the Fundidora Park in the center of Monterrey, Mexico.

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August 7, 2014

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Gaudí’s Güell Pavilions

Posted by Mireia Freixa, Professor of Art History, University of Barcelona
World Monuments Fund

The Güell Pavilions are an early work of the architect Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926), the most important of the Catalan art nouveau architects. They were part of the summer home buildings of the Güell family, one of the more important members of the Catalan bourgeoisie.

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July 31, 2014

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The Threat to the Gateway Arch’s Stainless Steel Skin

Posted by Jennifer Rawlings Clark, Archivist, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
World Monuments Fund

The towering Gateway Arch is unique among the world’s monuments. Its gleaming stainless steel exterior reflects the light in continually changing patterns, creating a lovely effect of movement and energy that is different every time you see it.

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July 23, 2014

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Lamu Clean Up Team
Lamu Clean Up Team

Presently, one of the most apparent community challenges for Lamu Old Town is the lack of education pertaining to the historic sites and monuments. Many local people have never visited them, and even if they have visited a site, it was usually for an event not related to historic relevance.

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