WMF Journal


May 11, 2013

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WMF Participates in International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan

Posted by Gaetano Palumbo, Ph.D., Program Director, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia
World Monuments Fund

I was in Berlin to participate in the International Conference on the History and Archaeology of Jordan, which is held every three years and gathers archaeologists, historians, epigraphers, architects and conservators from all over the world.

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May 8, 2013

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Oshki Monastery’s History, Significance, and Current Challenges

Posted by Irene Giviashvili, Senior Researcher at Giorgi Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art History and Heritage Preservation and nominator of Oshki to the World Monuments Watch
Oshki
Oshki on the day of its foundation, 1,050 years later, April 7th, 2013. Photo: Buba Kudava

Oshki was an important monastic settlement in medieval times. Its architecture, its embellishment, books copied and produced here, all are part of the story of the powerful Georgian King David III Bagrationi. Architectural ideas realized at Oshki were transferred to Mount Athos shortly afterward by the same donors, and soon to the rest of the Georgian kingdom.

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May 1, 2013

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DOCOMOMO US Meets in Sarasota

Posted by Samantha Earl, Program Manager
Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House
Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House

After a long New York winter, the 86 degree blast of heat that hit me once I’d deplaned in Sarasota was a welcome one. I’d come all the way to Florida to learn more about modern architectural heritage and meet and converse with others about strategies to save it.

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April 29, 2013

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Heritage Management Course Opens in Erbil, Iraq

Posted by Lisa Ackerman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Akre, Iraq
Akre, Iraq

On April 7, World Monuments Fund held the opening session of a heritage site management course at the Iraqi Institute for the Conservation of Antiquities and Heritage (IICAH) in Erbil. The program will address a variety of heritage topics through seminars and site visits in the Kurdish region.

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April 25, 2013

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Grupo de Investigación y Documentación, Dirección de Patrimonio. Ministerio de Cultura

Posted by Grupo de Investigación y Documentación, Dirección de Patrimonio. Ministerio de Cultura
World Monuments Fund

In the south of the Bolívar Department in northern Colombia lies a Spanish colonial town built on an island surrounded by the Magdalena River. Santa Cruz de Mompox was founded in the first half of the sixteenth century. The name Mompox or Mompós, as it is also known, stems from a native chief called Mompoj.

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