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Iasi Aron Kodesh detail
As Jewish communities around the world prepare for the Passover holiday, World Monuments Fund is reflecting on some of the accomplishments of our Jewish Heritage Program. Today we’re happy to share updates and new images from the restoration efforts at the Great Synagogue of Iaşi, in the city of Iaşi, Romania.
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Blog post | March 21, 2018

Remembering Beirut on the Persian New Year

A boat tour in the Dalieh of Raouche during Beirut Watch Day.
Leaders of two organizations, the Civil Campaign to Protect the Dalieh of Raouche and Save Beirut Heritage, celebrate the Persian New Year by reflecting on a special Beirut Watch Day
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Myra in her living room at Sirius.
Every place has a person. "On My Watch" is a series that explores the cultural heritage sites of the 2018 World Monuments Watch and the people who are fighting for their protection. We sat down with Myra Demetriou, the last remaining resident of the iconic Sirius Building, to discuss her life, her home, and her ongoing fight for public housing.
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Blog post | December 07, 2017

In Memoriam: Vincent Scully

Photo credit: Images of Yale individuals, ca. 1750-2001 (inclusive). Manuscripts & Archives, Yale University
WMF Program Director Frank Sanchis reflects on the life and career of renowned architectural historian, Vincent Scully.
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Our field project at Chankillo Archaeological Site reached an important milestone. On December 5, 2017, the District Municipality of Casma organized the public presentation of the conservation management plan (Plan de Manejo de la Zona Arqueológica Monumental de Chankillo). This is a small but crucial step in the process of nominating Chankillo to the UNESCO World Heritage List—a recognition of the outstanding cultural value of Chankillo that will result in greater investment in the stewardship of this inspiring place.
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Martha Zegarra, Executive Director of WMF Peru, looks upon the looted areas of Cerro de Oro.
WMF Peru's Renata Tavara reflects on a recent visit to 2018 World Monuments Watch site, Cerro de Oro in Canete Valley, Peru. The monumental archaeological site is seeking sustainable development solutions as it contends with looting and encroachment.
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