WMF Journal


May 2, 2014

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Opposition to LG Headquarters by Palisades Growing

Posted by Frank Sanchis, Program Director, United States
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WMF continues to be involved with the effort to stop LG from building a new headquarters that would tower over the protected tree line of the Hudson River Palisades, destroying an unbroken natural vista treasured by millions of people in New Jersey, New York, and around the world.

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April 30, 2014

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Interpreting Sacred Space in Subotica, Serbia

Posted by Sarah Sher, Program Associate, Jewish Heritage
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Photo caption: Subotica façade detail taken from scaffolding, 2014

About mid-way between Belgrade and Budapest, Subotica sits on the Serbian side of the Hungary/Serbia border and is a charming, diverse city of approximately 100,000 people. I recently visited Subotica to check in on World Monuments Fund’s current projects at the city’s large art nouveau synagogue.

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April 25, 2014

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The Fortress and Other Buildings

The approach to the reading of the materials and structures of the fortress of São Sebastião in Ilha de Moçambique must be accompanied by knowledge of the stages that marked its building.

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April 20, 2014

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Enlisting Tourism to Preserve World Heritage. From Little Things, Big Things Grow.

Posted by Gail Woods and Peter Allsop from Ilha Blue Island Safaris
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Ilha de Moçambique—the Island of Mozambique—once a significant link in the centuries-old African trade route to India and Europe, has a fascinating past and a fabulous contemporary culture. It’s a heady blend of Makhuwa traditions, coastal Swahili style, a dash of Indian spice, and rounded off with Afro-European chic.

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April 20, 2014

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Mozambique Island is a tiny island among the many that crown the coral reefs stretching along the coast of the Indian Ocean off northern Mozambique. If the sea rises, as it might according to the worst climate change scenario, the island will soon disappear. At the moment it is still very much alive.

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