Lisa Ackerman is interviewed about the devastating impact of the earthquake in Nepal.
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Joshua David will become president of World Monuments Fund, making him the third leader in the organization’s 50-year history. He will succeed Bonnie Burnham, who is retiring on Nov. 2 after 30 years.
WMF President Bonnie Burnham is quoted in this New York Times article about Palmyra being threatened by the arrival of Islamic State militants.
An open-source system called Arches is the first online tool designed specifically to inventory heritage sites. It was created through a partnership between the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), and its third version launched earlier this month
Brazil’s economy may be in a funk, but one would never know it given the strong demand for apartments in the Edifício Copan, a 32-story residential tower that, for many people, symbolizes the chaotic charms of this city of 11 million.
As rescue efforts in Nepal begin to shift to recovery mode, relief workers in the earthquake-ravaged country are focusing on infrastructure—including the catastrophic loss of so many historic structures. And increasingly, they’re using emerging technology to do it.
WMF’s Lisa Ackerman was a guest on Al Jazeera America on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, to discuss Babylon and the destruction of cultural, historical, and archeological heritage.