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BBC World News, Saturday, November 9, 2013
Keywords: World Monuments Watch
Related Projects: VENICE
Venice has always been famous for its architecture, waterways and ice creams - and also more recently it has become known for its sky high prices and ever more crowded palaces, streets and canals. But the world's travellers continue to fall in love with Venice - even if the locals are falling out of love with them. Christa Larwood reports on how the city is struggling to cope with a boom in visitor numbers - many brought in on giant cruise ships.See Article
The New York Times, Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Related Projects: THE CLOISTERS AND PALISADES
World Monuments Fund has listed the Cloisters in Manhattan and the Palisades in New Jersey on its annual list of endangered cultural sites, citing the construction of a new corporate headquarters in Englewood Cliffs that is to rise above the tree line as a threat to the view from the museum across the Hudson.See Article
Associated Press, Thursday, September 12, 2013
Related Projects: CHARLESTON HISTORIC DISTRICT
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — In a victory for environmental and preservation groups, a federal judge on Thursday tossed out a permit for a planned $35 million South Carolina cruise terminal, saying the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not adequately review the project's effects on the area.
"I think you did an end run," U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel chastised attorneys representing the Corps. "You gave this permit a bum's rush."See Article
Times Union, Sunday, September 1, 2013
Related Projects: MOUNT LEBANON SHAKER VILLAGE
The Shakers believed work, especially that done by human hands, was a form of high prayer. The 1859 Great Stone Barn in this Columbia County town is a good example.
A rough, 50-foot-wide, one-story edifice of fieldstone abuts Darrow Road at the east end of the historic structure on the Mount Lebanon Shaker Society property.See Article
El Dia de Cordoba, Monday, August 26, 2013
Related Projects: ALHAMBRA
El Patronato de la Alhambra y el Generalife ha iniciado la rehabilitación del Oratorio del Partal, una capilla doméstica de la época del sultán Yusuf I, que permitirá recuperar su armadura y remozar los paramentos y yeserías a finales de 2014. La World Monuments Fund (WMN), entidad dedicada a la promoción y restauración del patrimonio, y el patronato invertirán 461.000 euros para afrontar las mejoras necesarias de este espacio alhambreño de gran valor. El Oratorio se ubica en la zona del Partal bajo la Alhambra y, por sus elementos decorativos, está emparentado con la Torre de la Cautiva, que era la más importante de las construcciones auxiliares levantadas para dar servicio al Palacio.See Article
Clarín, Sunday, August 25, 2013
Cuando viaja a cualquier sitio del mundo, El Viajero Ilustrado se preocupa por la supervivencia de ciertos lugares –monumentos, construcciones históricas o sitios naturales– que pueden estar comprometidos por la desidia o por su abuso como recursos turísticos.See Article
This is Cornwall, Monday, August 12, 2013
Related Projects: KNILL’S MONUMENT
ST IVES Town Council is working with the World Monuments Fund (WMF) to repair the historic Knill's Monument that looks over the town.
The project to restore the steeple – a self-funded monument to former mayor John Knill – will take place this summer to conserve the grade two* listed landmark.See Article
The Art Newspaper, Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Related Projects: DIOCLETIAN'S PALACE
Conservators in Croatia have completed a ten-year project to remove more than 1,700 years of grime from the courtyard of the palace of the Roman Emperor Diocletian (AD244-311), in the coastal city of Split. Lasers were used as the primary method to clean the peristyle of the fourth-century imperial residence—an innovative technique that is normally reserved for cleaning individual sculptures or details of larger architectural elements, as opposed to whole structures. According to the architect Goran Niksic, who works for the city, this is the first time lasers have been used on this scale in Croatia to clean stone.See Article
Agence Kampuchea Presse, Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Related Projects: PHNOM BAKHENG
The U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh announced on Monday the 2013 grant recipients for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation in Cambodia, a U.S. Embassy’s press release said.
The Archaeology and Development Foundation will receive US$47,000 to implement its “Documentation of Newly Discovered Angkorian Sites on Kulen Mountain” proposal, while the World Monuments Fund (WMF) will get US$449,995 to continue its conservation and restoration work of Phnom Bakheng Temple, an integrated project that gives equal weight to training, conservation, documentation, and creating a visitor experience, it pointed out.See Article
The Times of India, Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Related Projects: OSMANIA WOMEN'S COLLEGE
HYDERABAD: The 200-year-old British Residency in Koti which was listed by the World Monument Fund as an endangered structure in 2002 has found a new savior-the National Culture Fund (NCF).
The NCF has agreed to help conserve and restore the Residency, which houses the Osmania University College for Women, in cooperation with the department of archeology and museums (DAM) and Osmania University. "An agreement between the three is expected to be signed soon," B T Seetha, principal of the college said on Monday.See Article