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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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April 10, 2013

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Three Months in Arica, Part II

Posted by Montalvo and María Ester Vasquez, Grupo Patrimonio Qoriorqo

On the last day of January, we prepared for our trip to Socoroma, where we would be for 10 days while working on the church rectory, which serves as the town’s information center. Work began on February 4 with the Pawa ceremony, where the workers pay tribute to the land they will work on. The first tasks included clearing the site and removing plaster coating.

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March 28, 2013

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Mashing Modernism

Posted by Frank Sanchis, Program Director, United States
World Monuments Fund
Photo © Uncommon fritillary, Wikimedia Commons

Coming directly on the heels of the demolition of Richard Neutra’s Cyclorama at Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania, the Chicago Landmarks Commission approval of Northwestern University’s plan to demolish Prentice Women’s Hospital, a striking 1975 landmark building by Bertrand Goldberg, underscores the national under-appreciation of the significance of modernism.

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