WMF Journal


March 14, 2013

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My First Visit to Phnom Bakheng

Posted by Amanda Thomas Trienens, Senior Conservator, Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc.
World Monuments Fund

My experience of Phnom Bakheng, prior to visiting the site in January, was strictly from a laboratory perspective. I had looked at samples through the microscope, gathered and reviewed data from other analysts on the samples, and directed a testing program of an injection grout for use at the brick shrines. My view, in other words, was microscopic.

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March 6, 2013

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An Overview of the Kyomachiya Revitalization Project

Posted by Fusae Kojima, President of the Kyomachiya Council, NPO
World Monuments Fund

It has been 20 years since we celebrated the inauguration of the Kyomachiya Council. Despite the continued demolition of traditional wooden houses in the central districts of Kyoto, we have experienced a great surge of regenerative efforts to restore and preserve the isolated examples of these houses that are still remaining.

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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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