WMF Journal


May 1, 2013

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DOCOMOMO US Meets in Sarasota

Posted by Samantha Earl, Program Manager
Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House
Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House

After a long New York winter, the 86 degree blast of heat that hit me once I’d deplaned in Sarasota was a welcome one. I’d come all the way to Florida to learn more about modern architectural heritage and meet and converse with others about strategies to save it.

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April 29, 2013

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Heritage Management Course Opens in Erbil, Iraq

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

On April 7, World Monuments Fund held the opening session of a heritage site management course at the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) in Erbil. The program will address a variety of heritage topics through seminars and site visits in the Kurdish region.

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April 25, 2013

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Grupo de Investigación y Documentación, Dirección de Patrimonio. Ministerio de Cultura

Posted by Grupo de Investigación y Documentación, Dirección de Patrimonio. Ministerio de Cultura
World Monuments Fund

In the south of the Bolívar Department in northern Colombia lies a Spanish colonial town built on an island surrounded by the Magdalena River. Santa Cruz de Mompox was founded in the first half of the sixteenth century. The name Mompox or Mompós, as it is also known, stems from a native chief called Mompoj.

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April 22, 2013

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Atop the Damascus Room Installation, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Atop the Damascus Room Installation, Metropolitan Museum of Art

For ten days in March, representatives of the Palace Museum (Forbidden City) in Beijing, including two recent graduates of the World Monuments Fund/Palace Museum conservation training school, CRAFT, came to New York for a series of technical exchange meetings, presentations, and site visits.

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April 17, 2013

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The Franciscan Monastery Library in Dubrovnik, Croatia, dates to 1235.

The heritage of education is the theme of this year’s International Day for Monuments and Sites, celebrated on April 18 and intended to draw attention to shared cultural heritage concerns across the globe.

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