WMF Journal


April 4, 2012

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What Would Russel Do?

Posted by Lori Moss, Assistant Director of Russel Wright Center
World Monuments Fund
Russel Wright in his studio, 1942, (c)Russel Wright Center

It is a question that the Manitoga board, staff, and volunteers frequently ask when faced with the many challenges of restoring, preserving and interpreting the home, studio, and 75-acre woodland garden created here by Russel Wright.

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April 3, 2012

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Healing the Place of Great Spirit

Posted by Jean-Paul Maitinsky, Executive Director, Vivian Linares, Director of Programs, and Lori Moss, Assistant Director, Russel Wright Center
World Monuments Fund

Greetings from sun-drenched Dragon Rock, Russel Wright’s home and studio at Manitoga, where an early spring has awakened ferns, wildflowers, moss, leaves, and grass in our 75-acre forest garden.

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March 28, 2012

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Raising Awareness of Cultural Heritage in Palestine: Conference in Paris Focuses on St. Hilarion

Posted by By René Elter, co-director of the French-Palestinian Archaeological Expedition at Gaza, and Alessandra Peruzzetto, WMF Program Specialist for Archaeology and the Middle East
World Monuments Fund

The Monastery of Saint Hilarion in Gaza was the focus of a two-day workshop at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris in March. French and Palestinian authorities and heritage professionals gathered together to discuss and present to a group of experts and interested people the archaeological and conservation activities developed both in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

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March 22, 2012

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An Overview of Ha Long Bay’s Fishing Villages

Posted by Linh Phuong Nguyen, Director of Research Centre for Management and Sustainable Development in Hanoi
World Monuments Fund

Ha Long Bay, on Vietnam’s northeastern seacoast, is often considered one of the world’s most beautiful bays. In 1994 and 2000, UNESCO recognized Ha Long Bay as a World Heritage site for its remarkable landscape and geomorphology. It was also listed as one of the New7Wonders of Nature in 2011.

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March 21, 2012

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Tradition and Modernity Meet in Hạ Long Bay

Posted by Ken Feisel, Art Director
Hạ Long Bay

I'm in the back of a stuffy tourist van bound for Hạ Long Bay, barreling down the middle of a barely passable, pothole-filled road just east of Hanoi. After ten days working on World Monuments Fund projects in Cambodia, I figured a few days of vacation on a cruise among the bay's countless limestone karsts would be nice and relaxing. Which it probably will be, if my traveling companion and I survive this shuttle bus ride from hell. So for now the driver is screaming at someone on his cell phone as he swerves back and forth across the road trying to dodge the oncoming traffic, the potholes, and random bicycles, pushcarts, tuktuks, and water buffalo. The woman in front of me just unwrapped a lox-and-onion sandwich, and as the smell of it blends with the heavy Hà Nội smog, we're all turning a bit green. Ah, the joys of international travel.

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