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Kakuhoshi façade restored in Kesennuma, Japan.
After the Great East Japan Earthquake, one of the largest in the history of Japan, Kesennuma was included alongside other towns in the area as part of the East Japan Earthquake Heritage Sites on the 2012 and 2014 World Monuments Watch. WMF designed the Kesennuma Historic Cityscape project to help restore and revitalize the bay area as a driver of local economy and community spirit.
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View of the Alhambra from a distance, 2011
In this article from World Monuments Fund's 2021 Watch Magazine, WMF Vice President of Programs Jonathan Bell takes stock of our cumulative impact over these past five and a half decades and considers how best to enhance our efforts protecting and supporting the world’s most incredible cultural landscapes, architectural marvels, and places of shared significance.
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This month, we're honoring Black history by reflecting on the long struggle for justice in the U.S. and placing it within a global context. From examining pivotal sites in the U.S. civil rights movement and tracing the roots of injustice to the Atlantic slave trade, this article explores the role of heritage in confronting historical truths that can advance social change.
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Kumamoto Castle
In the Spring of 2020, WMF completed its project at the Kumamoto Castle Town, a city dating back to the 17th Century. Last summer, President of KMT Juko Ito and Founder and Secretary of KMT Kazuhiro Fujikawa told us about the work to help transform the houses into a symbol of the city's recovery.
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Blog post | December 09, 2020

A New Generation of Landscape Preservationists

On December 3rd, the inaugurating class of World Monuments Fund (WMF)’s Bridge to Crafts Careers (B2CC) Landscape Preservation program came together for a virtual graduation ceremony. 
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Blog post | November 17, 2020

Watch Day: Kindler Chapel, Poland

On September 24, Kindler Chapel in Pabianice, Poland invited local officials, architects and conservator specialists, students, and community members to take part in a series of Watch Day activities focusing on the restoration of the Chapel and its architectural, historical, and social value.
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