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The New York Times, Thursday, July 17, 2014
Related Projects: CHANCELLERIE D'ORLÉANS
Bertrand du Vignaud, the head of the World Monuments Fund Europe, has spent three decades negotiating with government and bank officials to find a home for the pieces.
“For me it’s amazing to see it in progress,” Mr. du Vignaud said during a warehouse tour of the art and decorative fittings. He is working on a book about the history of the rooms and his own long campaign.See Article
Il Velino, Thursday, July 10, 2014
Related Projects: TEMPLE OF PORTUNUS
American Express svela i restauri del Tempio di Portuno, all’interno del Foro Boario in piazza Bocca della Verità a Roma. In occasione della fine dei lavori di restauro - realizzati dalla Soprintendenza speciale per i Beni archeologici di Roma con il World Monuments Fund, in collaborazione con American Express -, l’azienda presenta il proprio contributo. I lavori di restauro finanziati da American Express insieme con il World Monuments Fund hanno infatti permesso il restauro interno della cella e delle pitture, la realizzazione della nuova copertura e relativo miglioramento antisismico e del grande infisso d’ingresso, il sistema di miglioramento antisismico del monumento, il restauro del pronao delle pareti nord, sud, est e l’ultima parte del lato ovest in fase di completamento.See Article
The Times of India, Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Related Projects: THE MUGHAL GARDENS OF AGRA
The ASI has collaborated with the World Monument Fund (WMF) to develop the river front garden as a major tourist spot. A team of senior officials of the ASI and the WMF conducted a survey of the garden on Monday. A detailed project report will now be prepared by the ASI for the conservation of Mehtab Bagh.See Article
South China Morning Post, Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Related Projects: POKFULAM VILLAGE
It is difficult for many people, including most Hongkongers, to understand the significance and values of Pok Fu Lam village, as it can appear to represent simply a hodge-podge of squatter sheds and shelters.
Your columnist Jason Wordie shares this misunderstanding ("Land of make believe", May 4).
The village's negative physical appearance is due to government squatter control policies from the 1970s, which give villagers no incentive to improve their properties.
According to the World Monuments Fund, its watch list is "a call to action for cultural heritage around the globe that is at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political and economic change".See Article
The Irrawaddy, Monday, May 5, 2014
Related Projects: SHWE-NANDAW KYAUNG
Jeff Allen, program director for the World Monuments Fund, told The Irrawaddy that a major study should begin in September on how water is affecting the teak structure, but that it was important to conduct the scanning first.
“Moisture is a major destroyer for wooden buildings,” Allen said. “It very, very much depends on the process of 3D pictures by the scanning team. It is very important for us. If we don’t have these pictures, we cannot start. From the pictures, we can understand the structures of this building. We cannot start without understanding the structure.”See Article
The Huffington Post, Friday, April 18, 2014
Related Projects: BRANCUSI’S ENDLESS COLUMN ENSEMBLE
April 18 is the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a day when we remember and celebrate the places that mean the most to us. This year's theme is commemorative monuments. Many of our monuments were built to commemorate an event or to memorialize the builder. From the pyramids at Giza to statues of Stalin and Lenin, these monuments can have very charged political meanings within a moment in time, but also tend to take on new meanings as time passes. Today we may value these places for reasons that have nothing to do with why they were built.See Article
The Wall Street Journal, Thursday, April 3, 2014
Related Projects: CULTURAL HERITAGE SITES OF SYRIA
Two weeks ago, the famed Crusader castle Crac des Chevaliers, one of the irreplaceable Syrian heritage sites named to the 2014 World Monuments Watch, again found itself a target in the Syrian civil war.See Article
Forbes, Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Related Projects: HISTORIC ROUTE 66
Two years later in 2008, World Monuments Fund, the leading independent organization dedicated to saving the world’s most treasured places, added Route 66 to its Watch List — an advocacy program which seeks to bring international attention to the challenges facing cultural heritage sites around the globe.See Article
The Huffington Post, Friday, March 14, 2014
Related Projects: THE CLOISTERS AND PALISADES
The town of Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, recently changed its zoning ordinance to allow the building of a corporate headquarters for LG Electronics that will rise, for the first time, above the pristine tree line along the northern stretch of the New Jersey Palisades, one of the most beautiful and iconic views in the United States. The only thing that can stop this development is public opinion.See Article
BBC One, Saturday, March 1, 2014
Related Projects: RUINS OF THE FORMER CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF ST. MICHAEL, COVENTRY
Dr Jonathan Foyle is Chief Executive of the World Monuments Fund Britain. He had already helped to restore the precious medieval stained glass that was removed from Coventry Cathedral before the Blitz.
But he also wanted to find out what happened to the Victorian stained glass that filled the rest of the cathedral - not least because so little of Victorian Coventry survives.See Article