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HUACA DE LA LUNA

HUACA DE LA LUNA
Trujillo/La Libertad, Peru
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BACKGROUND

Huaca de la Luna, or Temple of the Moon, was part of the ancient Moche capital built of millions of adobe blocks between the first and eighth centuries AD in northern Peru. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

In 2001 WMF joined the Huaca de la Luna project initially sponsored by the Backus Foundation and other local partners. WMF provided matching funds to support a multi-year program whose goals were the conservation of the site and the development of a social agenda through cultural tourism. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

After the Spanish conquest, these ceremonial sites were abandoned and for the next four centuries, they were not properly maintained, and lay exposed to the elements, suffering from wind erosion and the El Niño phenomenon. Consequently the adobe structures deteriorated and the upper-most platforms and superficial elements were lost. (...)

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IN THE MEDIA
Recuperan fachada de monumento huaca de la Luna - Trujillo
OZONO Televisión, Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Peru Gets $1 Million to Preserve Archaeological Treasure
Latin American Herald Tribune, Monday, April 5, 2010
VIDEOS
World Monuments FundArt & Place Site-Specific Art in the Americas Book Launch
November, 2013

Art & Place celebrates 500 of the most spectacular, uplifting, and outstanding art works across 15 countries, from Canada to Argentina. Amanda Renshaw, Editorial Director of Phaidon Press, join Lisa Ackerman and Norma Barbacci of World Monuments Fund for a discussion on the intersection of culture and conservation in today's art environment.

World Monuments Fund2011 Watch Award
November, 2011

In October, 2011, WMF inaugurated its annual Watch Award to recognize an individual preservation activist who is advancing the work of the World Monuments Fund. WMF is proud to honor Marcela Pérez de Cuéllar with the first Watch Award. Marcela Pérez de Cuéllar, a longtime advocate for the preservation of Peru’s cultural patrimony, launched World Monuments Fund Peru in 2010. She now serves as its President. Mrs. Pérez de Cuéllar’s passionate commitment to fostering successful preservation projects that encourage improved stewardship and sustainable tourism is driven by her interest in promoting Peruvian culture.

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