World Monuments Fund Launches National Program In Peru
Bonnie Burnham, President of the World Monuments Fund (WMF), announced today that WMF is launching a national program in Peru, under the leadership of Marcela Perez de Cuellar, the wife of former UN Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar and a resident of Lima. On the occasion of this announcement, WMF is also announcing the award of $1 million to Huaca de la Luna, one of the most significant Moche ceremonial complexes in Peru.
“This is the biggest funding award we have made in Latin America to date,” said WMF President Bonnie Burnham. “Huaca de la Luna is an important project and a good model for demonstrating how the disciplines of archaeology, conservation, and sustainable tourism development can all be integrated. World Monuments Fund has been working in Peru for more than ten years and we think this is the right time to establish a more formal presence. Under the able leadership of Marcela Perez de Cuellar, the WMF Peru Committee will help oversee our current eight projects in Peru, fundraise for future ones, and broaden our outreach not only in Peru but eventually throughout South America.”