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Blog post | March 31, 2011

Into the Clouds

Mark Weber, WMF's Field Projects Director, traveled to Bhutan in July to visit three sites. Two of them, Trashigang Dzong and Drametse Lhakang, are the focus of joint WMF-Prince Claus Fund disaster relief projects, as both were damaged in a recent earthquake.
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Blog post | February 24, 2011

Update from Egypt

Theban monuments are intact, and our mission continues to work at Kom el Hettan without any incident and without threat of imminent danger.
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Blog post | February 24, 2011

Climbing Great Buildings

A BBC architecture series featuring WMF Britain Chief Executive Jonathan Foyle recently won “Best Daytime Series” at the 2011 Broadcast Awards.
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The palace of Ujumbe is situated in Mutsamudu, the capital city of Anjouan, the second main island in the Union of Comoros. Built in the eighteenth century by King Abdallah I, improved and embellished up to the nineteenth century, the palace had been the political centre of the island and had played a major part in the history of the Comoros.
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In 2001, the Shaker Museum and Library decided to explore a daunting challenge: instead of pursuing plans to modernize and expand its existing museum campus, fashioned from a former dairy barn complex in the rolling farmland of Old Chatham NY, the trustees voted to undertake a feasibility study to acquire the nearby North family property at Mount Lebanon Shaker Village in New Lebanon, NY, as the new site for the 50-year-old museum.
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Blog post | February 22, 2011

International Workshop for Qusayr 'Amra

Qusayr ‘Amra is a lodge and bath house built during the Umayyad period in the mid-eighth century. Its interiors are covered with mural paintings representing hunting and bath scenes, artisans at work, a zodiac, and other scenes of court life.
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