WMF Journal


November 15, 2012

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World Monuments Fund

As an intern with WMF and the Fundación Altiplano, I was working under the supervision of Cristian Heinsen and Magdalena Pereira, who are the Executive Director and the Vice Director of the Fundación Altiplano, respectively. The Fundación Altiplano’s mission is to promote a model of sustainable development that strengthens the rich traditions of Andean communities in the modern world.

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October 12, 2012

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A Tour of the Four Freedoms Memorial in New York City

Posted by Ben Haley, Communications Manager
World Monuments Fund
The colossal head of FDR with the United Nations in the background.

WMF staff in New York visited the Four Freedoms Memorial on Roosevelt Island in New York City in advance of its opening to the public in October. We were given the tour by Gina Pollara, Executive Director of the Four Freedoms Park and one of the people who worked tirelessly for years to see Louis Kahn’s vision for this space realized nearly 40 years after it was conceived.

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October 4, 2012

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Training Course in Amman on Compliance with the Obligations to the World Heritage Convention

Posted by Gaetano Palumbo, Ph.D., Program Director, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia
World Monuments Fund

The requirements for the inscription of a site on UNESCO’s World Heritage List are much more complex than they were a few years ago. There are a growing number of heritage professionals who assist the teams engaged in the preparation of nomination files and the navigation through the different steps and layers of the process.

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August 14, 2012

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Visiting the Pucará de Tilcara on a Cold July Morning

Posted by Ben Haley, Communications Manager
World Monuments Fund

The Pucará de Tilcara, looming above the modern town of Tilcara in the far northwest corner of Argentina, seemed to be a straightforward destination as we drove toward it through the vast Quebrada de Humahuaca one cold July morning. Upon arrival in bustling Tilcara, however, it became clear that it is not.

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August 8, 2012

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Empire State of Mind: My Summer Internship Experience at World Monuments Fund

Posted by Ofelia Eumana, Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design senior & WMF intern
Ofelia Eumana
Ofelia Eumana

WMF has hosted an intern from the Williamsburg High School for Architecture and Design (WHSAD) for the past four years. Ofelia Eumana, an incoming senior at the school, joined us for six weeks this summer. Below, Ofelia shares her experience of working at our office.

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