Archive 2014 February

Banteay Chhmar – Venture to the Future

GHF workers install stainless steel ‘staple’ to add strength to the reconstructed southeast enclosure wall. Photo: Bob Stanton By Vincent L. Michael After nearly six years, Global Heritage Fund has raised the profile of one of Cambodia’s most endangered temples through a careful program of conservation, training and community development. Banteay Chhmar – the…

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Unauthorized Conservation in Afghanistan

UNESCO has discovered the unauthorized renovation of Afghanistan’s Bamiyan Buddhas which had been damaged by the Taliban. The team’s leader, Michael Petzet, claims that the work was discussed with Afghan authorities, but UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Culture Francesco Bandarin asserts that the Afghan Minister of Culture had been unaware of the project.

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Digital Past 2014 Conference Coming Up February 12th-13th

The 2014 Digital Past conference is launching this week at the St. George's Hotel in Llandudno, Wales. Experts at the event will be unveiling the latest digital tools for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of world heritage sites and artifacts. Through papers, seminars, workshops, and product/project demonstrations, attendees will share and discuss their...
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