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SAN JUAN BAUTISTA OF HUARO CHURCH

SAN JUAN BAUTISTA OF HUARO CHURCH
Huaro, Quispicanchis Province, Peru
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BACKGROUND

San Juan Bautista was built by Jesuits in the sixteenth century in the town of Huaro, strategically located on an Inca road system 35 miles south of Cusco. Between 1675 and 1699, local artists were commissioned to create the murals and decorations. These images demonstrated a fusion of indigenous and colonial beliefs and styles. For years, new compositions were painted one on top of the other. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

Between 2001 and 2009, WMF assisted in the documentation and conservation of the interior mural paintings and statues, and the conservation of the decorative wooden ceiling. The conservation work was executed by a team from the National Institute of Culture. Additional support was provided for the replication of the silver altar front, which was stolen in 2008. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

The comprehensive restoration of the church interior is an important part of attracting tourism and an integral component of a crafts training initiative that has been developed for the site. The restoration of the interior mural paintings is especially important, as the collection is a valuable and rare representation of three centuries of decoration and iconography in Peru.

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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.