WMF Journal


March 6, 2012

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St. Paraskewa Church, 2011
St. Paraskewa Church, 2011

Taking advantage of vacationing in Poland during Thanksgiving week in 2011, I made it a point to visit a number of sites in the country that had been listed on the World Monuments Watch over time. Some, like Prozna Street, I had been to before and frequently. Others were totally new to me. My goal was to visit St. Paraskewa’s Church in Radruż, which is on the 2012 World Monuments Watch.

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February 28, 2012

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Walpi Looks to the Future

Posted by Wesley Bernardini, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Redlands
Snake Dance Rock
Snake Dance Rock: south path, main plaza

By Wesley Bernardini, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Redlands

It’s both exciting and challenging to be part of the team working to restore and preserve Walpi Village. I’ve been working with members of the Hopi Cultural Preservation Office for more than 10 years to document and protect Hopi cultural resources, but Walpi Village represents by far the biggest project we’ve tackled.

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February 23, 2012

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Mexico's Colonial Bridge of Tequixtepec

Posted by Nicholas Johnson, Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú Oaxaca
Colonial Bridge of Tequixtepec
Colonial Bridge of Tequixtepec

The following post is by Nicholas Johnson, Fundación Alfredo Harp Helú Oaxaca. The opinions expressed are his own.

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February 16, 2012

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Reflecting on a Devastating New Zealand Earthquake and its Impact

Posted by Bruce Chapman, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust
World Monuments Fund

The following post is by Bruce Chapman, Chief Executive of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust (NZHPT). The opinions expressed are his own.

In the middle of next week, New Zealanders—wherever they are—will pause and mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that took place on February 22, 2011.

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February 15, 2012

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Best of Angkor Tour, January ’12

Posted by John H. Stubbs, Senior Advisor to WMF
World Monuments Fund

Last month we kicked off 2012 with a tour of the spectacular architectural remains at Angkor Archaeological Park during WMF’s classic “Best of Angkor” Tour. Nine enthusiastic travellers toured highlights of Angkor’s magnificent temples over five days in a special order determined by my trip co-leader, the star Khmer guide Khin Po-Thai (a.k.a.

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