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June 5, 2014

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Significance of Christ Church Cathedral and the Slave Trade

Posted by Nuhu Sallanya Katribu/Secretary General, Anglican Diocese of Zanzibar
World Monuments Fund
Christ Church Cathedral

The history of the slave trade would not be complete without some account of the work done by early Christian missions established on the islands of Zanzibar. The missions played an important role in the struggle against the slave trade and in speeding up the emancipation process.

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June 3, 2014

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Approvals, Determinations, and Offers Continue at Orange County Government Center

Posted by Frank Sanchis, Program Director, United States
Orange County Government Center
Orange County Government Center

The scene continues to change rapidly with regard to the future of the Orange County Government Center (OCGC) in Goshen, New York. On May 1, the Orange County Legislature authorized a bond for $77 million to renovate the building.

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May 30, 2014

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El Trabajo Incansable de una Puesta en Valor

Posted by Lic. Alma Ariza, Jefe de División Promoción y Apropiación Social COPRED - UCV
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May 29, 2014

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Restauración de la Obra “Siluetas en Relieve” de Jean Arp

Posted by Fernando de Tovar Pantin. Doctor en BB. AA. Restauración. Universidad de Sevilla. España. Conservador y restaurador de obras de arte y monumentos. Director de "FdeT" Restauraciones
World Monuments Fund

This is the third of a series of posts about the Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas, included on the 2014 World Monuments Watch. Fernando de Tovar Pantin is a conservator who worked on the restoration of a sculpture by Jean Arp. The piece, Siluetas en relieve, is made of polished aluminum and was created in 1956 for the indoor courtyard of the Psychology Library.

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May 28, 2014

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“Siluetas en Relieve” de Jean Arp. Una obra poética de depurada sutileza visual en la Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas

Posted by Juan Pérez Hernández, Doctor en Historia del Arte por la Universidad de Granada, España; Conservador de Obras de Arte (Jefe) del Consejo de Preservación y Desarrollo – COPRED
World Monuments Fund

In the 1950s, French artist Jean (Hans) Arp created two artworks for Carlos Raul Villanueva’s Ciudad Universitaria de Caracas. These works, “pastor de Nubes o Formes de Lutin” and “Siluetas en Relieve” were part of an art acquisition program devised by Villanueva to integrate architecture and the visual arts.

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