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February 21, 2013

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Restoring Traditional Houses in Desa Lingga, Indonesia

Posted by Rika Susanto, Secretary to the Board of Directors, Badan Warisan Sumatra
World Monuments Fund
Situation Plan Lingga Village (© Google Earth)

In the Karo Highlands, about 100 kilometers from Medan, the capital of North Sumatra Province, there is a village called Desa Lingga (Lingga Village) where the residents still retain the same customs of Karo culture as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago. Lingga is about 5 kilometers from Kabanjahe, the capital of Karo District, and about 15 kilometers from Berastagi.

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February 7, 2013

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Three Months in Arica, Part I

Posted by Yadira Montalvo and María Ester Vasquez, Grupo Patrimonio Qoriorqo
World Monuments Fund
Yadira Montalvo and María Ester Vasquez during a guided tour of the Church of Socoroma undergoing restoration

We, Yadira and María Esther, are members of the Grupo Patrimonio Qoriorqo, a civil non-profit organization made up of young men and women from Andahuaylillas, Peru. The group was created in 2009 with the support of World Monuments Fund and the parish of Andahuaylillas, as a side project to the restoration of the Church of San Pedro Apóstol.

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January 24, 2013

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Stobi’s Long History and Today’s Opportunities

Posted by Goce Pavlovski, Pre-Roman Period Archaeologist for National Institution Stobi
World Monuments Fund

The archaeological site of Stobi has a history of habitation dating back to the late Bronze Age. Livy recorded Stobi as urbs vetus (old city) in the Hellenistic period, and later, during the early Roman Empire, it developed into a municipium and the largest town in the north of the province of Macedonia.

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January 14, 2013

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Work Begins at the New York Studio School

Posted by Frank Sanchis, Program Director, United States
World Monuments Fund

WMF’s project in collaboration with the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University launched this week. Students from the Conservation Center will analyze paint finishes on the spectacular fireplace and chimney of the Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney studio at the New York Studio School. On January 7 the first order of business was a scaffold safety training program.

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November 29, 2012

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WMF in Cuenca

Posted by Verónica Dávila, Fundacion Conservartecuador
World Monuments Fund

Located in the Tomebamba Valley in Cuenca, Ecuador, the religious complex of Todosantos has a deeply rooted history and traditions that continue today. The first church was built on the site of “El Usno,” an Inca ceremonial site, following the Spanish conquest of the region and the founding of the town of Cuenca, a World Heritage Site since 1999.

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