Tag Conservation

Pingyao: A Retrospective

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Global Heritage Fund ended its involvement in the historic city of Pingyao two years ago. Now, GHF’s China Heritage Program Director Kuanghan Li discusses GHF’s work and the site’s future potential. Pingyao is renowned as the first banking capital of China and one of the country’s few remaining walled cities. What was it about...
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GHF Co-Presents with the Asia Society on NGOs in China

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In recent years, cultural heritage conservation has suffered a loss in public reputation. Detractors have drawn attention to the overabundance of government officials, academics, and heritage professionals and the corresponding lack of genuine community voices. Due to these developments, there is an increasingly vocal movement towards basing sustainable preservation and development – especially...
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Helping Conserve one of China’s most Ancient Cities: Pingyao Ancient City

The Conservation Management Guidelines for Traditional Courtyard Houses and Environment in the Ancient City of Pingyao has been recently published in both Chinese and English. The Ancient City of Pingyao, is an exceptionally well-preserved ancient city in China. The city was founded in 5th Century AD and the extant city dates from the…

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Banteay Chhmar, Cambodia – Update from the Field

This summer the Banteay Chhmar conservation team reached a major milestone as 90% of the Southeast bas-relief wall gallery has now been reconstructed.  The ongoing work is now focusing on, reinforcing the foundation and filling in the gaps between the stone blocks to prevent water seepage, as well as the general removal of…

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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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