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Blog post | April 28, 2017

Thoughts on I.M. Pei

I.M. Pei’s pyramid at the Louvre Museum, Paris (1989)
On the 100th birthday of I.M. Pei, WMF United States Program Director Frank Sanchis shares his thoughts on the architect’s legacy and WMF’s new social media campaign on modern architecture, #ModernCentury.
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Mrs. Ertegun, His Beatitude, Theophilos III, and Fr. Alex Karloutsos of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, who was decorated as Commander of the Order of Orthodox Cross-Bearers of the Holy Sepulchre in the same ceremony.
In March 2017, WMF trustee Mica Ertegun was decorated as Great Cross-Bearer of the Order of Orthodox Cross-Bearers of the Holy Sepulchre by His Beatitude Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem. In this blog post, WMF President Emerita Bonnie Burnham talks about this honor and the long-standing relationship of Mrs. Ertegun with WMF.
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The east front of Wentworth Woodhouse
Wentworth Woodhouse, a Georgian mansion in England, was included on the 2016 World Monuments Watch to support the active effort to raise the funds and buy the property. In this blog post, WMF Britain Executive Director John Darlington talks about the history of the property and its recent purchase by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.
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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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