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Blog post | September 13, 2017

Progress at the Great Synagogue of Iaşi

Aron Kodesh, Great Synagogue of Iaşi
In celebration of Rosh Hashanah, we’re thrilled to share an update about the conservation work currently taking place at the Great Synagogue of Iaşi—an important part of WMF’s Jewish Heritage Program, and a success story that grew from the 2014 World Monuments Watch.
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Gion Festival participants celebrate Ofune-hoko Machiya, Kyoto, Japan, July 2017.
Mitsuo Inagaki, WMF Regional Representative for Japan, reflects on his experience at a 2017 Watch Day celebrating the newly restored Ofune-hoko Machiya, held in tandem with the Gion Festival in Kyoto, Japan.
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Blog post | August 28, 2017

A View From On High

Arch of Janus after restoration, July 2017.
John Darlington, Executive Director, World Monuments Fund Britain, reflects on a recent visit to the Arch of Janus and its restoration activities.
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Blog post | July 18, 2017

Wat Chaiwatthanaram's Master Mason

Khun Mali at Wat Chaiwatthanaram
In this blog post, WMF Program Director for Wat Chaiwatthanaram Conservation Project Jeff Allen talks about Khun Mali, Master Mason of Wat Chaiwatthanaram, whose skill and experience encompasses a thirty year career in masonry conservation.
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The destruction of sites throughout Mosul over the last three years has made headlines and deepened the pain we feel for those subjected to the violence that has killed countless Iraqi citizens and left a major city in shambles as its residents seek the most basic essentials of food, water, and safety.
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