Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser.
GHR Social Sites
Global Heritage Review 2012 Vol 3
Eight years after GHF began its project at Hampi, India, the conservation team's tremendous efforts to stabilize and restore the stunning Chandramauleshwar Temple have been recognized by UNESCO-Asia Pacific with an Award of Merit for Cultural Heritage Conservation.

In announcing the awards, the jury called the project a "benchmark for conservation practice at archaeological sites in India." In addition to being the first pilot project for the restoration of a state-protected monument at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hampi, the public-private partnership between the Government of Karnataka and Hampi Foundation, GHF's key partners in the project, is a pioneering initiative that can serve as a "worthy model for future conservation projects" within the site and across the region.

Read More >>


Until very recently, the lower Buritaca Basin and the town of El Mamey (which serves as the trail head town to Ciudad Perdida) were under the control of paramilitary groups which demobilized in 2006. This situation seriously hindered conservation and research activities at the park, challenged state authority and the rule of law, and encouraged illicit crop cultivation.

Read More >>

Pingyao Courtyard
In Pingyao, GHF has restored two model courtyard houses: one operates as a bed-and-breakfast while the other has become an important community facility with a lecture hall and studio that serves to preserve the intangible heritage of Pingyao through community craft workshops, weekly lectures, and broadcasts on the local Pingyao culture and dialect.

Read More >>

GHN has continued to grow at a fast pace in 2012! There are now more than 1000 members representing nearly 100 countries, and the number of discussion groups has grown to 98, including many new thematic groups focused on topics such as Cultural Resources Management (CRM) and conservation of stone, mudbrick, glass and metal.

Read More >>

Syria Report
In May GHN published a comprehensive summary of the known damage to cultural heritage sites in Syria, prepared by Durham University PhD student Emma Cunliffe. Titled "Damage to the Soul: Syria's Cultural Heritage in Conflict," the report draws from a number of sources to present a picture of the destruction – from looting to shelling – that is afflicting cultural heritage sites as a result of the ongoing conflict in the country. Since its publication, the report has been cited extensively by international media outlets including National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal and the New Zealand Herald.

Read More >>

Banteay Chhmar After several years of hard work by our skilled team of conservation workers and engineers, GHF is pleased to announce that the conservation and structural repair of the southeast sector of the bas-relief wall at Banteay Chhmar is complete. This is a tremendous achievement for the project, which has been ongoing since 2008, and we would like to congratulate everyone involved with it.

Read More >>

From 2006 to 2010, Global Heritage Fund was pleased to support conservation and community development at Çatalhöyük, one of the largest and best preserved Neolithic sites found to date. Two years later, we are proud to report that Çatalhöyük has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Read More >>


www.globalheritagefund.org

GHF on Facebook GHF on Twitter