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Blog post | July 26, 2011

Andahuaylillas Dia Del Patrimonio

The WMF-sponsored conservation work on the church of Andahuaylillas, which is often described as the heart of the neighborhood, acted as a catalyst for a subsidiary project focusing on the development of the community itself.
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The entry to Exton Church, up a narrow lane from the village of Exton, brings you to a small circular driveway within the grounds of Exton Hall, seat of the Earls of Gainsborough. For centuries members of the family have been interred in this church, set in a picturesque landscape.
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Blog post | July 21, 2011

Following the Water

This summer, three students in Historic Preservation from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation are conducting a conservation study for Moni Perivolis, a historic convent on the island of Lesvos, Greece, and 11 other churches on the same island that were included in the World Monuments Watch in 2008 and 2010. Below, Tony Baragona describes the investigation of the movement of water at Moni Perivolis
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When five historic graveyards in Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, landed on the 2010 World Monuments Watch, it was a long-needed wake-up call that something had to be done to improve conditions at these decaying historic sites.
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I was surprised by the sight of other cars in the parking lot for Castle Sinclair Girnigoe. Since I encountered no signs to the castle in Wick, the nearest town, and had made several wrong turns in getting there down single-lane roads flanked on either side by vast fields, I figured I would have the place to myself.
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Blog post | July 07, 2011

A Trek to Kilwa Kisiwani, Part II

The island of Kilwa Kisiwani sits just off the coast of Kilwa Misoko, surrounded by deep blue water and verdant mangroves hovering over white sand that blankets a gently rising coast. Baobabs stand sentry over the island, bulbous masters of a sun-drenched domain.
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Blog post | July 05, 2011

A Trek to Kilwa Kisiwani, Part I

Stuck. Again. And yet, this time, the only nuance to our predicament was that our bus, ensnared by two feet of unrelenting Tanzanian mud impervious and unsympathetic to our ambitions of reaching the coast in anything resembling a reasonable timeframe, was clearly going nowhere.
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Blog post | June 29, 2011

Chile Mission Dispatch

Seeing the churches of Arica-Parinacota come back to life through the efforts of Fundacion Altiplano, and their Chilean, Peruvian, Ecuadorian, German, and North American experts, is satisfying. World Monuments Fund is proud to have a role in the revitalization of these communities.
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Phillis Wheatley Elementary School, designed by Charles Colbert and built in the mid-1950s, was considered one of the most significant pieces of modern architecture in New Orleans. Abandoned after Hurricane Katrina even though it survived the storm very well, the threat of demolition loomed over the structure for several years.
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