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May 7, 2014

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From Erbil to Amman: a Comparative Study-Tour in Jordan

Posted by Gina Haney and Alessandra Peruzzetto, Co-Directors, Cultural Heritage Conservation and Management Program (Erbil, Iraq)
World Monuments Fund

In March 2014 World Monuments Fund held a comparative study tour in Jordan for Dr. Abdullah Khorsheed, Director of the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Archaeology and Heritage in Erbil. The goal was to expose the director of an emerging research and conservation institution in Iraq to established institutions in Jordan.

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May 7, 2014

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Reflections about Tiles and Reflective Glass in Andahuaylillas

Posted by Norma Barbacci, Program Director for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal
World Monuments Fund

While driving from the Cusco Airport to Andahuaylillas, a historic town 41 kilometers south of the former capital of the Inca Empire, I observed several buildings clad in shiny bathroom tiles spelling Celima-Trebol with large letters.

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May 2, 2014

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Georgetown’s City Hall

Posted by National Trust of Guyana
World Monuments Fund

The conservation of historic buildings and sites in Guyana is ongoing. The agencies involved are both private and public. Without the support of laws, and meaningful lobbying, some of the historic ruins and larger historic buildings have fallen, deteriorated, and have even been sold.

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May 2, 2014

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Opposition to LG Headquarters by Palisades Growing

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

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
World Monuments Fund
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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