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May 8, 2015

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Documenting the Jahangir Mahal in Orchha, Madhya Pradesh, India

Posted by Neeraj Bhagat, Jahangir Mahal project consulting architect
World Monuments Fund

Architectural documentation work is akin to a detective’s job. One needs to undertake a background study, carry out field investigations, question the people involved, hear local accounts, and finally piece together the evidence to arrive at a definite conclusion.

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April 28, 2015

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Uaxactun y el Watch 2014

Posted by Mónica Pellecer, Ministerio de Cultura y Deportes de Guatemala
World Monuments Fund

Uaxactun was one of the first archaeological sites to be excavated in the Petén Department in northern Guatemala and where archaeologists developed methodologies for Mesoamerican studies that are still used today. Uaxactun was included on the 2014 World Monuments Watch to bring attention to the site’s conservation needs and tourism development potential.

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April 9, 2015

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If the Islamic State thinks it matters, shouldn’t we?

Posted by Daniel Bluestone, Director of the Preservation Studies Program and Professor at Boston University
World Monuments Fund

This past January I approached our delayed-from-August 2014 class in Iraq, hoping again to explore with the students ways to engage some key concepts related to the relationship between heritage stewardship and contemporary culture.

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March 13, 2015

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WMF Selected as Host Organization for ACLS Public Fellows Program

Posted by Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

World Monuments Fund is pleased to announce its selection as a host organization for the American Council of Learned Societies Public Fellows Program, a career-building fellowship initiative designed to expand the reach of doctoral education in the humanities.

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March 12, 2015

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The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, and the Palisades

Posted by C. Griffith Mann, Ph.D., Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, and the Palisades
Looking west from Bonnefont Cloister Garden

On my walks to and from work, I have often noted how people from the neighborhoods surrounding The Cloisters museum and gardens gather in the evenings in Fort Tryon Park to watch the sun as it dips below the Palisades to the west.

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