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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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The 2018 Watch recognizes two Jewish heritage sites in North Africa, the Jewish Quarter of Essaouira, in Morocco; and Eliyahu Hanavi Synagogue, in Alexandria, Egypt. These two places are sites of memory for once-flourishing Jewish communities.
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