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At the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, we are restoring the Churning of the Sea of Milk gallery. This gallery houses the celebrated 160-foot-long (49 meters) bas-relief that depicts one of the most important themes of Hindu mythology: the creation myth in which devas (gods) and asuras (demons) churn the primordial ocean to release amrita, the elixir of immortality.
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June 29, 2009

Requiem for Riverview

Riverview High School in Sarasota, Florida, an icon of Modern design by Paul Rudolph, succumbed to the wrecking ball this month following a multiyear fight to save it. In 2008 WMF, supported by Knoll, launched an international competition for an adaptive reuse plan for the building.
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It hardly felt like the first day of spring when I arrived in Banská Štiavnica, the sleepy little former mining hill-town in central Slovakia. The well-preserved Renaissance town center is nestled in the basin of an ancient volcano, and as I ascended from the outer rim of the crater, I could immediately see the red painted churches and chapels of the Calvary site amidst the snow-covered fields across the valley.
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My WMF colleague Jamie Kendall and I recently returned from a two-day visit at Florida Southern College where we convened a group of international scholars, architects, and architectural conservators to discuss Frank Lloyd Wright's use of concrete or block construction.
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April 06, 2009

L'Aquila, Italy

World Monuments Fund mourns the lives lost following the earthquake in the historic city of L'Aquila, Italy, on April 6, 2009
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February 01, 2009

Museo Correr, Venice

WMF has been working to conserve various rooms in Napoleon’s Palazzo Reale in the Museo Correr for a decade.
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