All Blog Posts

Blog post | December 12, 2016

Educating the Public About Asbestos: The Removal

Phil Bamford inspecting materials at the 2016 workshop
In November 2016, WMF organized a workshop in Yangon to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos. WMF consultant Phil Bamford, director of the Lidoran Group, an asbestos removal firm in Australia, recounts his experience at the workshop.
Read More
Blog post | December 12, 2016

Educating the Public About Asbestos: The Science

Ken Takahashi informs workshop attendees about the dangers of asbestos
In November 2016, WMF organized a workshop in Yangon to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos. WMF consultant Ken Takahasi, Professor of Environmental Epidemiology at the University of Occupational & Environmental Health in Japan and the keynote speaker at the workshop, shares his experience in this blog.
Read More
Blog post | December 12, 2016

Educating the Public About Asbestos: The Need

Jeff Allen (left), with members of the Judson First Baptist Church, at the 2016 workshop
Despite the widespread presence of asbestos in its building inventory, Myanmar has no national regulations or standards regarding the removal of materials containing asbestos. Using our current project at the First Baptist Church in Mawlamyine as a case study, WMF organized a workshop to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos.
Read More
Blog post | December 08, 2016

A 21st-Century Overture

Exterior of the restored Royal Opera House, October 2016. Photo: Royal Opera House Mumbai
The Royal Opera House of Mumbai, a historic structure that was abandoned in the 1990s, was reopened to the public in 2016.
Read More
Blog post | October 07, 2016

Panama Papers

San Lorenzo, lower fort, 2016
The forts of Panama were originally built as part of a commercial shipping route during the mercantilist period of the Spanish colonization of the Americas. WMF's Norma Barbacci traveled to Panama to visit some of the forts on the nation’s Caribbean coast.
Read More
Blog post | September 27, 2016

A Bauhausler Slumber Party

The Bauhaus workshop wing
"Let us together create the new building of the future which will be all in one: architecture and sculpture and painting." – Walter Gropius
Read More
Blog post | September 13, 2016

The Puzzle Pieces of Archaeology

Hadi Mousa at the Pergamon, Berlin, 2016
Gazing at the towering version of the Ishtar Gate assembled in front of me, I imagined what it must have been like in the days of Nebuchadnezzar II as he passed through its archway.
Read More

Pages