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Blog post | February 07, 2017

The Painted Caves of Saspol

The Gon-Nila-Phuk cave temples contain Buddhist wall paintings of exquisite artistic and spiritual significance, but they are endangered by the menacing disintegration of the surrounding rock.
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Blog post | February 01, 2017

Roșia Montană: The Birth of a Movement

Slopes with header ponds in Țarina. On the bottom of the valley stretches the town, 2016
Until recently, the village of Roșia Montană, located in the Carpathian Mountains of Romania, was threatened with near complete destruction by a cyanide-based gold mining project. Advocacy efforts, which grew from a few hundred local families to tens of thousands people, helped protect the town and its heritage.
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Judson First Baptist Church, 2016
In November 2016, WMF organized a workshop in Yangon to educate the public about the dangers of asbestos. At the workshop, Wai Yar Aung, an engineer focused on construction management and materials, presented his research on the development of the asbestos building materials industry in Myanmar.
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Blog post | January 03, 2017

Angkor: A Life-Changing Experience

Angkor, Vishny west side, 1993
Nearly thirty years after WMF's program at Angkor Archaeological Park began, John Stubbs, formerly of WMF, reflects on his first exploration of the temple complex.
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Blog post | January 03, 2017

On Sunnyside Gardens and Justus van Effen

Sunnyside Gardens, 2016
While in New York, the winners of the 2016 World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize visited Sunnyside Gardens, a residential complex in Queens that was built just a few years after the Justus van Effen complex in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. WMF Program Director Frank Sanchis compares the sites.
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Blog post | December 23, 2016

The Judson Legacy

Congregants at the churh, 2016
Documentary photographer Tim Webster reflects on his experiences shooting at the First Baptist Church of Mawlamyine, Myanmar. First established by the American missionary Adoniram Judson, the church continues to serve as a place of worship and community for the local congregation.
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Blog post | December 22, 2016

Breaking Ground in the Clouds

Tseto Goenpa, 2016
WMF consultant Stephen Kelly recounts his experiences at the groundbreaking ceremony for our project at Tseto Goenpa Monastery in Bhutan.
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Hall of Nations
When Raj Rewal won a competition to design the Hall of Nations Building, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of India’s independence in 1972, no one would have expected that his masterwork would be threatened with a wrecking ball just 44 years later. In 1972, Raj Rewal won a competition to design the Hall of Nations Building in Mumbai, India, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the nation's independence. Only 44 years later, Rewal's masterwork is threatened with a wrecking ball.
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