WMF Journal


January 3, 2014

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Located on the bank of River Seep, the fort at the Sheopur District of Madhya Pradesh embodies the changing architectural styles patronized by various rulers who reigned from the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.

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November 6, 2013

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Perspectives on the Protection of Cultural Heritage

Posted by Kathryn Doyle, Program Assistant
World Monuments Fund

On November 1, a group of WMF staff members attended a conference hosted by the Lawyers’ Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation. The conference, titled “Monuments Men, Social Media, the Law and Cultural Heritage,” took place at Fordham University School of Law.

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November 5, 2013

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From October 23 to 31, I joined WMF’s Director of Programs for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal on her trip to Guatemala for the 3rd International Workshop on Architectural Covers in Archaeological Contexts. Since 2009, WMF has organized two previous workshops that gather experts in the fields of archaeology, conservation, tourism, site management, and design.

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October 22, 2013

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Preserving a Seventeenth-Century Cenotaph in Orchha

Posted by Shalini Mahajan, Madhya Pradesh Project Consultant
World Monuments Fund
View of Veer Singh Deo Chattri with flooded river Betwa during monsoons, 2013

It seems ironic that the cenotaph (chhattri) in Orchha associated with one of the most illustrious kings of the Bundelas, Raja Veer Singh Deo, credited with building magnificent structures like the Jehangir Mahal and Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Orchha and other stupendous sites across India, has stood seemingly incomplete in architectural features and embellishments since the seventeenth

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October 22, 2013

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Madhya Pradesh Monuments Project: Learning Through Peer Review and Collaborations

Posted by Gurmeet S Rai, Madhya Pradesh Project Consultant
World Monuments Fund
Group of Chattirs and Veer Singh Deo Chattri, 2013

Less than two years ago, the Madhya Pradesh Monuments Project (MPMP)—a partnership between World Monuments Fund and the government of Madhya Pradesh—was an overwhelming list of 43 historic buildings spread across the Indian state that needed to be conserved.

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