WMF Journal


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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July 13, 2012

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Scent Dinner

Posted by Arlen Gargagliano, guest blogger (www.inthekitchenwitharlen.blogspot.com)
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If you look at any of World Monuments Fund’s sites, it’s obvious that they are the result of the culmination of hard work, great creativity, and, above all, passion on the part of many. This was also the case with WMF’s June 26 scent dinner, where I was delighted to be one of the lucky attendees.

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July 13, 2012

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Belize City was established by English settlers in the seventeenth century, mainly due to the extraction of mahogany and chicle. Houses were mainly built of wood with a lower story of brick; polished mahogany was used profusely for the doors and paneling, and often included “gingerbread” details.

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June 28, 2012

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An Overview of Denchu House and Atelier

Posted by Mitsuo Inagaki, WMF Representative, Japan
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Interior

The Yanaka and Ueno-Sakuragi neighborhoods where the Denchu House and Atelier is located have been a center for artisans and culture since the Edo period (1603–1868), especially after the Tokyo Fine Art School (now known as Tokyo University of the Arts) was established in Ueno in 1887.

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June 14, 2012

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Updates from Ulug Depe and Paris

Posted by Posted by Olivier Lecomte, Director of the “Mission Archéologique Franco-Turkmène d’Ulug-Dépé”
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Southern side of the citadel with entrance and stairway

Beside the archaeological excavations continuing at the site, since the inclusion of Ulug Depe on the 2012 Watch, two restoration sessions have taken place at the dig-house in the nearby village of Dushak. The new up-to-date restoration laboratory was inaugurated in October 2010 by Mrs. Shelby White, a Trustee of the Leon Levy Foundation, which sponsored the purchase of all needed equipment as well as the renovation of the premises to conform to international standards. As a matter of fact, with the help of the Leon-Levy Foundation, ever since that date it has been our concern to train local restorers in modern methods and means in conservation of archaeological artifacts.

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