World Monuments Fund, Through a Major Gift from Ioana Maria (Mica) Ertegun, Leads the Campaign to Support the Three Major Christian Communities of the Holy Sepulchre in the Restoration of the Edicule
$1.3 Million in Support Given by Ertegun for the Conservation Work on the Structure that Houses the Tomb of Christ
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Resurrecting a revolution: The fight to save Cuba's forgotten art schools
Conceived more than five decades ago by Fidel Castro and Che Guevara to bring arts education to the world's underprivileged, Cuba's National Art Schools lie on the edge of Havana, a stunning but collapsing monument to the country's revolutionary beginnings.
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s Restored Studio Opens for Public Tours
The New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting, and Sculpture is hosting the first regular public tours of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney's private studio following a restoration project.
Nepalese Temple, 4 Other Sites Receive Funding Totaling $1M
World Monuments Fund announced grants on Monday totaling $1 million for five historic sites, including a 16th-century Nepalese temple destroyed in last year's massive earthquake. Monday's announcement comes one year to the day after the Char Narayan temple was decimated by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which claimed 9,000 lives, injured 22,000 people and destroyed 600,000 homes.
Nepal Earthquake Anniversary: : World Monuments Fund to finance rebuilding of Char Narayan Temple
World Monuments Fund announced today that it, in collaboration with American Express, was financing the rebuilding of the 16th-century Char Narayan Temple, which was reduced to rubble by the quake. The project is to receive a share of $1m in grants earmarked for five major preservation projects across the globe.
An Ancient Caravan Town in China Is Reborn
Shaxi Market Area, a 2002 World Monuments Watch site, is reborn.