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Blog post | March 09, 2017

Seismic Retrofitting in the Clouds

Site rehabilitation, Tseto Goenpa, Bhutan, 2016
In November 2016 WMF project consultant Stephen Kelley returned to Tseto Goenpa Monastery in Bhutan. In this blog post, he talks about the challenges of rehabilitating the temple and monks’ quarters.
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Blog post | February 25, 2017

Sharing Knowledge and Skills in Cambodia

Welding waterproof membranes, 2017
In February 2017, WMF staff members from the Phnom Bakheng project provided training to another international team in Angkor Park, the Ecole Française d’Extrême Orient.
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Blog post | February 24, 2017

Protecting Amedy

Amedy Watch Day
Amedy, a historic hilltop town in northern Iraq rich with unique monuments and intangible traditions, was included on the 2016 World Monuments Watch to highlight the need for urgent urban planning to integrate new development that meets community requirements with minimal damage to the historic fabric. Dr. Eng. Shireen Y. Ismael, a member of of the Steering Committee of Development in Amedy, shares her thoughts. 
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Blog post | February 24, 2017

UNESCO Award for Restoration of Mahidpur Fort

UNESCO Award, Mahidpur Fort
In 2016, the restoration of the walls and bastions of Mahidpur Fort, a project supported by World Monuments Fund in partnership with the government of Madhya Pradesh, received the Award of Merit in the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
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Blog post | February 07, 2017

The Painted Caves of Saspol

The Gon-Nila-Phuk cave temples contain Buddhist wall paintings of exquisite artistic and spiritual significance, but they are endangered by the menacing disintegration of the surrounding rock.
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Blog post | February 01, 2017

Roșia Montană: The Birth of a Movement

Slopes with header ponds in Țarina. On the bottom of the valley stretches the town, 2016
Until recently, the village of Roșia Montană, located in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, was threatened with near complete destruction by a cyanide-based gold mining project. Advocacy efforts, which grew from a few hundred local families to tens of thousands people, helped protect the town and its heritage.
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Judson First Baptist Church, 2016
In November 2016, WMF organized a workshop in Yangon to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos. At the workshop, Wai Yar Aung, an engineer focused on construction management and materials, presented his research on the development of the asbestos building materials industry in Myanmar.
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