WMF Journal


September 26, 2014

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Bonnie Burnham speaks in front of the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museu
Bonnie Burnham speaks in front of the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. ©Metropolitan Museum of Art/BFAnyc.com

On Monday, September 22, WMF President Bonnie Burnham participated in an event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York about heritage in peril in Syria and Iraq. Burnham joined Secretary of State John Kerry, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, and other officials in discussing protection and preservation efforts and ideas for Syrian and Iraqi heritage.

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September 18, 2014

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St. Roch Market, New Orleans

Posted by Soren Hoeger-Lerdal, independent architectural historian
World Monuments Fund

In the week surrounding the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a major step was made in the preservation effort of one Historic New Orleans building and community. Considered by some to be the best preserved of the few remaining public market structures in the city, the little-known 1875 St. Roch Market was abandoned after Hurricane Katrina.

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September 14, 2014

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Watch Day in San Cristobal de las Casas, Chiapas

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

The Mexican state of Chiapas is named after an indigenous population, the Chiapa, who got their name from the chia plant, a species native to Mexico and Guatemala. During colonial times, Chiapas was relatively isolated from the governments of Mexico and Guatemala, and in 1849 the local politician Angel Albino Corzo established the independence of the Department of Chiapas.

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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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