WMF Journal


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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July 22, 2014

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Lamu Watch Day 2014: Safeguarding Lamu Old Town’s Heritage

Posted by Kathryn Coney-Ali, Independent Cultural Heritage Consultant
World Monuments Fund

In 2001, Lamu Old Town was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town’s history dates as far back to the eleventh century and surviving ruins of historic sites and monuments date back to the fourteenth century.

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