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May 31, 2012

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A Visit to Queluz National Palace

Posted by Hansel Hernandez, Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage Consultant
World Monuments Fund

Last summer, when I was in Lisbon, my German friend Jens told me that Queluz Palace was very close, but I refused to believe it. He also told me I could do two palaces in one day; I was a doubting Thomas. It turns out Jens was right.

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May 22, 2012

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Intern Describes Work Experience at WMF

Posted by Anthony Reeves
World Monuments Fund
Anthony Reeves, WMF intern

My internship at World Monuments Fund began on February 6, 2012. I was really excited about having the opportunity to work in the Empire State Building, especially considering how historic the building is. Initially, I was not considering working for WMF. In fact, I did not really know about WMF at all. I was looking for jobs in other places. However, I am glad that I came across WMF.

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May 11, 2012

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The Future of the Ruta de la Amistad

Posted by Daniela Pérez Fernández, Director of Communications for Patronato Ruta de la Amistad A.C.
World Monuments Fund

One of the most outstanding projects created as a result of the 1968 Mexico Cultural Olympics, the Ruta de la Amistad, or Road of Friendship, is the world’s largest sculpture corridor. The 17-kilometer route is made up of 19 stations (sculptures) built in concrete by artists from the five continents, with heights ranging from 7 to 26 meters.

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May 7, 2012

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Ruta de la Amistad, or Road of Friendship

Posted by Norma Barbacci, Program Director for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal
World Monuments Fund
“Signs”/“Señales” by Mexican sculptor Ángela Gurría

A few months ago I visited the “Ruta de la Amistad” in Mexico City, and fell in love with this collection of monumental sculptures which were commissioned for the 1968 Olympics to symbolize world brotherhood and friendship, as its name “Road of Friendship” implies.

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April 18, 2012

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Remembering Hatra, Iraq’s First World Heritage Site

Posted by Alessandra Peruzzetto, Program Specialist, Archaeology and the Middle East
World Monuments Fund
© Italian Archaeological Mission at Hatra - University of Torino, 1990s

Alessandra Peruzzetto, WMF’s Middle East Program Specialist, spent several seasons excavating at Hatra, a World Heritage site. In the following post, she reflects on the history of the site and her memories of working there.

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