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| June 01, 2023

Celebrating Pride and Cultural Heritage

Long Gallery, post-conservation, June 3, 2011
As the rights of LGBTQ+ people come increasingly under attack around the globe, WMF reiterates our commitment to safeguarding queer historic places as part of our broader project to preserve underrepresented heritage. For this year’s Pride, we’re spotlighting the queer stories and figures tied to some of our projects in the United Kingdom—and celebrating the work that historians and conservation professionals can do to preserve marginalized stories and bring them to light.
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Koutammakou - Border of Benin and Togo
Sikien, the traditional earthen houses of the Batammariba people, dot the landscape of the Tribe’s homeland, known as Koutammakou. They have been recognized with UNESCO World Heritage status for their “eloquent testimony to the strength of spiritual association between people and the landscape.” Here are some other interesting facts about these structures:
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Kanazawa, Japan - Cherry Blossoms
With springtime sakura in full bloom, World Monuments Fund (WMF) and the city of Kanazawa held a workshop on Japanese gold leaf crafting in the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa. In a speech, Mayor Takashi Murayama, expressed his appreciation for the support given by WMF and Tiffany & Co. to Kanazawa’s heritage when the two organizations partnered in 2022 to launch a training program dedicated to gold leaf craftwork.
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Children at the hitis photo exhibition.
In honor of World Water Day, observed every year by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of universal access to clean water, World Monuments Fund (WMF) and its local partner Chiva Chaitya Organization (CCO) held Watch Day festivities for the Hitis (Water Fountains) of the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. Events included a photo exhibition in Kathmandu’s Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as tours of the hitis in the surrounding area.
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