WMF Journal


January 6, 2015

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In Memoriam: Ricardo Porro

Posted by Norma Barbacci, Program Director for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal
Ricardo Porro, center, with National Art School architects Roberto Gottardi (l),
Ricardo Porro, center, with National Art School architects Roberto Gottardi (l), and Vittorio Garatti (r)

I met Ricardo Porro in June 2002 in Cuba, during a visit of the National Art Schools in Cubanacán, Havana, during an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture international conference. Porro led the visit to his schools of plastic arts and modern dance, which were the only ones of the five schools completed in 1965 and in current use.

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December 17, 2014

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Stabilizing Przysucha Synagogue in Poland

Posted by Monika Krawczyk, CEO, Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland
World Monuments Fund
East elevation of the synagogue after restoration, 2014

Seven years ago the Foundation for the Preservation of Jewish Heritage in Poland (FODZ) became the owner of the eighteenth-century synagogue in Przysucha, a small town between Krakow and Warsaw. In 2009, FODZ began efforts to revitalize the historic building in order to serve the needs of visiting Jewish groups and the local community.

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December 15, 2014

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World Monuments Watch Day: Shikarpoor Enlivens to Renewed Pride and Raised Hopes

Posted by Dr. Anila Naeem, Professor & Co-Chairperson, Department of Architecture and Planning, NED University of Engineering and Technology
World Monuments Fund

World Monuments Fund’s initiative of celebrating heritage with local communities at 2014 Watch sites sparked a renewed sense of pride and hope among residents of Shikarpoor and its community of heritage supporters.

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December 5, 2014

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Re-Envisioning the Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra: Heritage and the Community

Posted by Annabel Lopez, Project Management Consultant, Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra
World Monuments Fund
Members of the MRGA Project Coordination Team present the overarching goals of the garden restoration project

The central philosophy guiding the Agra Mughal gardens project, in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India, is that restoration works will benefit nearby local communities socially, economically, and culturally.

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December 4, 2014

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Re-Envisioning the Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra: Conservation Approaches

Posted by Annabel Lopez, Project Management Consultant, Mughal Riverfront Gardens of Agra
World Monuments Fund
The project architect and hydrological engineer present their proposed plans for restoring the water features in front of the to

Restoring Mehtab Bagh for a Complete Taj Experience

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