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Experiences of the World Monuments Fund in Balancing Interpretation with Preservation Session 3: Case Studies
WMF Overview

US/ICOMOS 8th International Symposium, Charleston, South Carolina, 5-8 May, 2005

World Monuments Fund Overview
• Founded in 1965 • 250 conservation projects in 80 countries • New York headquarters + Affiliates in France, United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal and Italy • Project planning, field surveys, fieldwork, on-site training in the building crafts, and advocacy
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World Monuments Fund Overview
• • • World Monuments Watch Program American Express Kress Foundation European Preservation Program • Jewish Heritage Program • Robert W. Wilson Challenge to Conserve our Heritage

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World Monuments Fund Overview
• Restoring physical fabric is not enough • Sustainable conservation must include larger context: Nature + Culture • WMF provides expertise in conservation and forges partnerships with experts in other areas • Community participation is essential • WMF initiatives must serve as catalysts for long-term preservation
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South America
• Lack of economic resources • Political and economic instability • Identity crisis and globalization • Demographic pressure
Case Studies
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The Chiloe Churches - Chile

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The Chiloe Churches - Chile

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The Chiloe Churches - Chile

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The Chiloe Churches - Chile

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Orongo, Easter Island - Chile

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Orongo, Easter Island - Chile

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Orongo, Easter Island - Chile

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Orongo, Easter Island - Chile

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Huaca de la Luna - Peru

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Huaca de la Luna - Peru

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Huaca de la Luna - Peru

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Jesuit Guarani Missions – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay

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Jesuit Guarani Missions – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay

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Jesuit Guarani Missions – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
• • • The value of the Missions is in the sum of their parts; They provide a chance to strengthen relations between countries; A common vision based on integrated management plans that address cultural heritage, as well as its social and geographical environment is needed; Specific management plans, country-level administrative plans and regional plans are necessary; Human resources in the region must be strengthened by increasing their abilities, creating multi-disciplinary and inter-institutional teams, and presenting a wide-ranging view of research, conservation and management of the heritage sites; Increased coordination between countries is required to guarantee the sustainability of this heritage; Research, conservation and management of the missions must have a favorable and direct impact on the community. World Monuments Fund

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Jesuit Guarani Missions – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
• • • • • • establish the concept of the Jesuit Guaraní missions both as a group and as individual entities; develop and transmit a global communication for the entire system, as well as a specific communication for each town; promote the special features and particular attractions of each site; these sites complement one another, and are in no way competitive; develop cultural products from the cultural resources available; Implement pilot projects; devise a full-scale cultural tourism development plan for each one of the sites chosen as pilot sites and the features of the circuit or itinerary; promote awareness of the need for the sustainable development of cultural tourism, through training and education of site staff; include the “Missions Program” in a route bordered by the waterfalls to the north, and Colonia del Sacramento and Buenos Aires to the south. Such a program would entail the revaluation of the final course of the Uruguay River, once known as the “River of the Jesuits.” World Monuments Fund

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Jesuit Guarani Missions – Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
“Capacity Building Program for the Conservation, Management and Sustainable Development of the Jesuit Guarani Missions”
• Archaeology • Conservation of cultural resources • Conservation of natural resources • Site management • Public use: tourism, education, services and infrastructure • Research & documentation

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Conclusions
• Community participation • Economic development • Site management • Site presentation • Private sector participation

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Experiences of the World Monuments Fund in Balancing Interpretation with Preservation Session 3: Case Studies
Egypt and India

US/ICOMOS 8th International Symposium, Charleston, South Carolina, 5-8 May, 2005

Introduction
Regional Initiatives and Partnerships in Luxor, Egypt and Jaisalmer, India

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Preserving and Presenting Cultural Heritage Sites
Valley of the Kings and Jaisalmer Fort

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Addressing Common Problem Types

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The WMF City of Ancient Thebes Conservation Initiative

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Partnerships and Field Projects

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Valley of the King’s Master Plan and Signage Project:
A Tool for Site Management, Conservation and Preservation

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Valley of the King’s Tomb Damage
and WMF/TMP Conservation and Presentation Project

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Valley of the King’s Signage Project

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Valley of the King’s Signage Project

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Valley of the King’s Signage Project

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Valley of the King’s Signage Project

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Visitor Survey and Improved Site Conditions

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Queen’s Palace Heritage Interpretation Center, Jaisalmer Fort, India:
Preserving and presenting the cultural traditions of the only “living” fort city in India

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Problems and Challenges:
Aging Infrastructure and Water Management

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Problems and Challenges:
Rock Mechanics and Failures

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Problems and Challenges:
Uncontrolled Growth and More Failures

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Jaisalmer Heritage Interpretation Center at the Rani Ka Mahal (Queen’s Palace)

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Jaisalmer Heritage Interpretation Center
Palace Museum and Visitor Orientation

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Jaisalmer Heritage Interpretation Center
Traditional Arts/Crafts Training Center

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Jaisalmer Heritage Interpretation Center
Traditional Stone Carving

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Jaisalmer Heritage Interpretation Center

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On-going Partnerships and Field Work

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