WMF Journal


November 5, 2013

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From October 23 to 31, I joined WMF’s Director of Programs for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal on her trip to Guatemala for the 3rd International Workshop on Architectural Covers in Archaeological Contexts. Since 2009, WMF has organized two previous workshops that gather experts in the fields of archaeology, conservation, tourism, site management, and design.

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October 22, 2013

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Preserving a Seventeenth-Century Cenotaph in Orchha

Posted by Shalini Mahajan, Madhya Pradesh Project Consultant
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View of Veer Singh Deo Chattri with flooded river Betwa during monsoons, 2013

It seems ironic that the cenotaph (chhattri) in Orchha associated with one of the most illustrious kings of the Bundelas, Raja Veer Singh Deo, credited with building magnificent structures like the Jehangir Mahal and Laxmi Narayan Mandir in Orchha and other stupendous sites across India, has stood seemingly incomplete in architectural features and embellishments since the seventeenth

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October 22, 2013

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Madhya Pradesh Monuments Project: Learning Through Peer Review and Collaborations

Posted by Gurmeet S Rai, Madhya Pradesh Project Consultant
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Group of Chattirs and Veer Singh Deo Chattri, 2013

Less than two years ago, the Madhya Pradesh Monuments Project (MPMP)—a partnership between World Monuments Fund and the government of Madhya Pradesh—was an overwhelming list of 43 historic buildings spread across the Indian state that needed to be conserved.

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October 18, 2013

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Visiting the Ancient City of Ayutthaya, Thailand: A Comparison with Angkor, Cambodia

Posted by Ginevra Boatto, Administrative Coordinator, World Monuments Fund Cambodia
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Recently, I had the chance to visit the Ayutthaya Archaeological Park in Thailand. Ayutthaya was the capital of a Siamese kingdom for about 400 years, until 1767, when the city was destroyed by Burma. During my visit to Ayutthaya it was inevitable to compare this ancient Thai city with my daily experience of the Angkor temples and the nearby city of Siem Reap.

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September 18, 2013

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WMF Returns to the West Coast: Thank You, Los Angeles

Posted by Ashley Tierney, Senior Manager, Development
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L to R: Dani Lancer, Jonathan Foyle, Susan Rosen, and Susan Rifkin at Greystone Mansion

In what has become an annual tradition, WMF returned to Los Angeles in May, this time with Jonathan Foyle, chief executive of WMF Britain, presenting “Our Past: A Present to our Future?” We were delighted to meet with supporters and friends during return visits to both the B

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