WMF Journal


February 4, 2015

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An Update on the Status of Battersea Power Station

Posted by Keith Garner, Director, Battersea Power Station Company
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Photo courtesy of Stuart Tappin

Battersea Power Station was returned to World Monuments Fund's 2014 Watch list ten years after it was first included.

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January 29, 2015

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From January 15 to 17, 2015, World Monuments Fund (WMF), in cooperation with the Yangon Heritage Trust (YHT) and with generous support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation and the Asian Cultural Council, hosted a forum in Yangon titled "Building the Future: The Role of Heritage in the Sustainable Development of Yangon." The event brought together a group of more than 80 attendees, including Mya

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January 22, 2015

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Participants in a hands-on exercise during “First Aid to Cultural Built Heritage in Syria,” ©DGAM

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) reported last month that 290 Syrian cultural heritage sites have been damaged since fighting broke out in the country in 2011.

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January 7, 2015

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Cerro Sechín and the 2014 Watch: An Opportunity for Change

Posted by Dr. Ivan Ghezzi, Instituto de Investigaciones Arqueológicas
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In Andean prehistory, Cerro Sechín represents the link between the Kotosh religious tradition (2500–200 B.C.) and Chavin civilization (800–200 B.C.).

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January 6, 2015

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In Memoriam: Ricardo Porro

Posted by Norma Barbacci, Program Director for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal
Ricardo Porro, center, with National Art School architects Roberto Gottardi (l),
Ricardo Porro, center, with National Art School architects Roberto Gottardi (l), and Vittorio Garatti (r)

I met Ricardo Porro in June 2002 in Cuba, during a visit of the National Art Schools in Cubanacán, Havana, during an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture international conference. Porro led the visit to his schools of plastic arts and modern dance, which were the only ones of the five schools completed in 1965 and in current use.

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