Tag cultural heritage

Donor Spotlight: Kyna Xu

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Kyna Xu traveled to Guizhou in the summer of 2016. Amazed at what she saw there and by GHF's work, she decided she would support the community in whatever way she could. And when she turned 21, she knew just how to do it. For her 21st birthday, Ms. Xu asked her friends...
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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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Profiles in Heritage: Ali Koç

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At Global Heritage Fund, we believe that the heart of heritage lies with the people who cherish it. Periodically, we will be posting intimate stories highlighting the many local voices that make our global heritage a story truly beyond monuments. Ali Koç is not originally from Ağlasun. But, like many of the workers...
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ISIS and the Destruction of Southern Turkey

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“This place is heaven to me,” Khalil says through teeth as yellow and weather-beaten as the dirt his walls are built from. “It has belonged to my family since my father’s father’s day. Since his father’s day. I cannot leave. It is my culture. I must protect it.” Khalil sips tea in the...
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Celebrating World Heritage Day

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If you think about it, heritage is the most fundamental part of your daily life. That fork you’re using to eat that spicy Thai food in that Styrofoam box in front of your Apple computer during your daily lunch hour? Each one of those things would never have been possible without years of development,...
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What Inspires You? GHF Project Directors Open Up

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With the first week of 2016 well under way, we decided to start the new year on a high note by asking our project directors to share a personal experience or cherished quote that inspires them in the direction of their 'monumental' ambitions. Here's what they had to say. Kuanghan Li China Program Director...
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