Category Global Heritage Fund Posts

Tuk-tuks and Temples: Exploring Delhi’s History at ICOMOS 2017

Isa Khan's Garden Tomb, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Humayun's Tomb.

Ask one hundred different people for their impression of Delhi, and you’ll receive one hundred different replies. Noisy, crowded, lively, polluted, colorful, overwhelming – all of these adjectives are true, yet even together they cannot begin to describe the cacophonic presence of this sprawling metropolis. During December 11 – 15, Delhi hosted the…

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Employee Spotlight: Katerina Acuna

The world’s special places are stories written in songs or carved on stone, physical embodiments of a people’s highest aspirations toward transcendence. At Global Heritage Fund, we protect these places that their stories may not pass away but remain, as strong and vital as the day they were written. This work would not...
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The Dali Textile Co-Op: A Social Enterprise with GHF and Studio Atlas


Dali Village is located in Guizhou, a culturally rich but economically poor province in China’s mountainous west. With no industry and few tourists, Dali is experiencing a problem common to many ethnic villages in China’s hinterlands: to support their families, Dali’s residents must leave the village to find work, but by leaving, they…

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Interview with Pankaj Manchanda of Augtraveler

From virtual reality tours to online museum exhibitions, technology is changing the way we interact with our world. As companies develop new ways to connect the public with historic sites, the heritage field faces special challenges and opportunities. We talked with Pankaj Manchanda, CEO & Co-Founder of Augtraveler, an augmented reality (AR) company...
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Göbekli Tepe: Discovering the World’s Oldest Religious Site

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Archaeologists and preservationists are discovering and conserving deep human history at a site that is reshaping our understanding of the first whispers of early civilization. This article originally appeared on Popular Archaeology. “This is the first human-built holy place,” Klaus Schmidt, the late director of excavation at Göbekli Tepe, once said of the ancient Anatolian...
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Statement on the United States Withdrawing from UNESCO

Statement from Global Heritage Fund's Chief Executive Officer, Stefaan Poortman, regarding the United States of America’s intention to withdraw from UNESCO. At Global Heritage Fund, I work every day to save historic places and special sites throughout the world. That's why I was disappointed to learn that the government of the United States...
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Local Voices: The Fan Family

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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. The rain hardly makes a sound as it falls on the courtyard, but...
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What Future for Central Asia’s Heritage Sites?

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This is a guest post from Horizon Guides. You can view their work by clicking the link at the bottom of the page. Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. If that sentence does not roll off your tongue, do not fret: the five 'Stans' of Central Asia are far from the headlines on...
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Lin Zeming House Restored in Dali Village

Global Heritage Fund is pleased to announce we have finished the restoration of the Lin Zeming House in Dali Village, Guizhou Province, China. Below, you can see our finished work: And here is what the Lin Zeming house looked like before conservation work had commenced. Global Heritage Fund’s conservation efforts in Guizhou’s villages...
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Build a School Phase One Completed

CIUDAD PERDIDA, COLOMBIA – The school's headmaster and indigenous Kogi students in the middle of a lesson. ©Santiago Giraldo/Global Heritage Fund
One year ago, we worked together to raise $80,000 for a new schoolhouse in Ableizhi, Colombia as part of our #BuildASchool Campaign. Ableizhi surrounds the GHF project site of Ciudad Perdida, an ancient city in the Sierra Nevada de Marta mountains, and we sought to give back to this community we have come to know and love....
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