The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, October 21, 2014


World Monuments Fund announces major grant from the U.S. Department of State for work in Ayutthaya, Thailand
The historic city of Ayutthaya was the capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya and flourished as a major political, cultural, and economic center between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries.
NEW YORK, NY.- World Monuments Fund President Bonnie Burnham announced today receipt of a grant of $131,800 from the United States State Department’s Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation and the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok for work at Wat Chaiwatthanaram, a Buddhist temple in the historic city of Ayutthaya, Thailand.

Ms. Burnham stated: “Support from the State Department’s Ambassadors Fund will assist the Thai Department of Fine Arts with continuing efforts to protect the site in light of increasingly severe flooding in the region and will advance conservation activities at the temple. In addition to the funds received from the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation, WMF has secured support from the Robert W. Wilson Challenge to Conserve Our Heritage toward this project that will provide approximately $330,000 for on-site conservation activities, matching significant commitments from the Thai Government. WMF anticipates that the investment in conservation will have a catalytic effect for generating greater attention to the needs of Ayutthaya’s for the benefit of the community and visitors that value and treasure it.”

Ayutthaya, Thailand
The historic city of Ayutthaya was the capital of the Kingdom of Ayutthaya and flourished as a major political, cultural, and economic center between the fourteenth and eighteenth centuries. The city was abandoned following destruction by a Burmese army in 1767. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1991, in recent decades the archaeological park has faced periodic flooding, including a major inundation in 2011, which has put many of the iconic structures at risk. The Ambassadors Fund and WMF awards support testing, documentation, and conditions surveys at the flood-damaged Wat Chaiwatthanaram—one of the most important monuments of Ayutthaya—and the design of conservation and stabilization plans as well as implementation of priority conservation tasks at the temple. Fieldwork began in December 2012 and is ongoing.





Today's News

February 6, 2013

Pablo Picasso's 1932 portrait of Marie-Thérèse is top lot at Sotheby's sale in London

"Through American Eyes: Frederic Church and the Landscape Oil Sketch" opens at the National Gallery in London

One million dollar 'Bionic man' Rex goes on show at Science Museum in London

"Murillo at the Wallace Collection: Painting of the Spanish Golden Age" opens in London

Premier line-up of galleries at Art Basel's 44th edition in Basel, Switzerland

Kim Sajet named Director of Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington

Howard Greenberg Gallery to exclusively represent Estates of Berenice Abbott and Arnold Newman

Pérez Art Museum Miami announces major gift of nearly 300 works from the Collection of Debra and Dennis Scholl

Bonhams to auction original Iwo Jima monument in inaugural sale focused entirely on war's historic events

Bonhams to hold its first major exhibition of Welsh painting in Cardiff, auction to follow in March

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announces major gift of movie posters

Kareem Abdul Jabbar's rookie 'Alcindor' jersey expected to bring $100,000+ at auction

World Monuments Fund announces major grant from the U.S. Department of State for work in Ayutthaya, Thailand

Inlaks Fine Arts Award: Five emerging Indian practitioners selected for 2013 award

Most famous war poem - For the Fallen - for sale at Bonhams

One-of-a-kind DB4GT with Italian-built coachwork offered at Bonhams sale.

Exhibition of new paintings by Algerian artist Driss Ouadahi opens at Hosfelt Gallery

Biennale of Sydney moves to new dates: 21 March - 9 June 2014

Montblanc's Sir Winston Churchill fountain pen highlights choice writing instruments at Heritage Auctions

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Image of a Christ without a beard, short hair and wearing a toga unearthed in Spain

2.- Giant mosaic unearthed in mysterious tomb in Amphipolis in northern Macedonia

3.- Bonhams sale of 18th century French decorative arts to benefit Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

4.- Paris flustered by erection of 'sex-toy' sculpture; Paul McCarthy slapped by a passer-by

5.- High art or vile pornography? Marquis de Sade explored in Orsay museum exhibition

6.- 'Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection' opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

7.- Greek culture minister says Elgin Marbles return a matter of 'global heritage'

8.- Vandals deflate Paris 'sex-toy' sculpture by American artist Paul McCarthy after outrage

9.- Exhibition at National Gallery in London explores Rembrandt's final years of painting

10.- 'Hans Memling: A Flemish Renaissance' opens at the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site