Easter Island: The Heritage and Its Conservation

Intended to raise awareness about Easter Island and its heritage, this publication outlines the natural and cultural history of the island, provides an overview of the major monuments there, and explains the Easter Island conservation projects sponsored by World Monuments Fund (then the International Fund for Monuments), focusing on the initiatives of Dr. William Mulloy and his students. It also includes a visual index of the archaeological elements of Easter Island, making the technical information included within more accessible to a broader public. Given that only public pressure would convince the Chilean government to allocate the resources necessary to protect the site, this work was among the advocacy efforts that culminated in the successful nomination of Easter Island as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995.

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