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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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Blog post | November 04, 2020

Watch Day: Chivas and Chaityas, Nepal

After a month and a half of delay, the Watch Day at Chivas and Chaityas of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, was successfully held on October third, welcoming more than 50 young people for site cleaning activities and expert-led tours.
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Blog post | October 30, 2020

Safeguarding Japan's Ryokan Tradition

In July 2020, torrential rains on the island of Kyushu in southern Japan caused major flooding and landslides resulting in more than 8o casualties and destroying approximately 6,000 buildings. Another 12,000 buildings were partially damaged by the floods. In Hitoyoshi, a city in the Kumamoto Prefecture, the damage was particularly severe. Among the most seriously impacted buildings was the Hitoyoshi Ryokan. 
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Blog post | October 30, 2020

Spotlight from the Field: Aye Hnin Wai

In Mandalay, Myanmar, the intricate woodcarvings and delicate gilded interiors of Shwe-nandaw Kyaung, the “Golden Palace Monastery”, stop visitors in their tracks, commanding onlookers’ attention with the complexity of its artistry and arresting structure. Aye Hnin Wai, part of WMF’s team ons-site, gave us insight into the project to document the unique Buddha Throne hidden inside.
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Example of some of Gaudi's famous Trencadis, 2018.
On October 2, the National Museum of Ceramics and Sumptuary Arts “González Marti” in Valencia, Spain, and WMF will present “Gaudí & Trencadís”, an exhibition based on this book and delving into the origins and evolution of iconic architect Antoni Gaudí’s trencadís mosaics.
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