WMF Journal


June 24, 2014

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Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra: Challenges and Opportunities

Posted by Shalini Mahajan, Conservation Architect and Project Manager, Project Coordination Team, Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra
World Monuments Fund

Along the banks of Yamuna River in Agra lie traces of the pleasure gardens designed by the Mughals in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A recently signed international bilateral partnership between World Monuments Fund and the Archaeological Survey of India is concertedly working toward reviving the glory of two of these gardens—Mehtab Bagh and I’timad-ud-Daulah.

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June 20, 2014

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Englewood Cliffs Mayor Calls for Compromise on LG Building Near Palisades

Posted by Frank Sanchis, Program Director, United States
World Monuments Fund

WMF joined a growing roster of organizations and individuals opposed to the construction of the building when it included the Hudson River Palisades on the 2014 World Monuments Watch in October 2013.

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June 19, 2014

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FEMA and the State Require Additional Review of Orange County Government Center Plans

Posted by Frank Sanchis, Program Director, United States
World Monuments Fund

Steve Neuhaus, the Orange County Executive, recently claimed to have been “blind-sided” by a mandatory FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) review process, and said it could halt the $77 million renovation of the Orange County Government Center.

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June 19, 2014

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Revisiting Teatro Capitólio

Posted by Citizens for Capitólio
World Monuments Fund

On March 18, 2014, Citizens for Capitólio visited Teatro Capitólio (1925–1931) to see the progress in the final stages of the building’s repair and renovation, ahead of its much anticipated reopening.

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June 13, 2014

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June 8 Centenary and Bicentenary Celebrations at Sulgrave Manor

Posted by Norman Hudson, Acting Chairman, Sulgrave Manor Trust
World Monuments Fund

In the week when we remembered that 70 years ago both British and American Forces were jointly invading Normandy to achieve the end of the Second World War, Sulgrave Manor, the Northamptonshire home of George Washington’s ancestors, experienced a friendly and welcome invasion by some 200 members of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America and their guests.

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