All Blog Posts

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.
Read More
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.
Read More
Only a handful of hardy tourists were poking around the Forum on the rainy and cold January morning that I visited Santa Maria Antiqua. Werner Schmid, a conservator on the project and my guide, took me inside the semi-ruinous ancient church that was the focus of a WMF project, including a conditions assessment followed by conservation work, from 2001 to 2010.
Read More
A major article in today's New York Times focuses on <a href="/project/future-babylon">WMF's integral role in the preservation of Babylon, Iraq</a>. Watch this video for an excellent introduction to the project.
Read More
Blog post | December 10, 2010

Torino: Restoration Central in Italy 2010-11

John H. Stubbs, Vice President, Field Projects, reports on a number of impressive architectural restoration projects in Torino, Italy to mark the upcoming celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, slated for April 2011.
Read More

Pages