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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The Ambassadors Fund supports projects to preserve a wide range of cultural heritage in less developed countries, including historic buildings, archaeological sites, ethnographic objects, paintings, manuscripts, and indigenous languages and other forms of traditional cultural expression.

Such support contributes towards post-disaster and post-conflict recovery efforts in some of the world’s most desperate communities. It satisfies U.S. treaty and other bilateral obligations and creates opportunities for economic development where long-term high unemployment and extreme poverty are the norm. In strife-ridden states especially, it counters extremist interpretations of U.S. interests and demonstrates American values in action.

Through the Ambassadors Fund, the United States demonstrates American leadership in the preservation of cultural heritage around the world and shows our respect for other cultures.

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U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation Projects

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Documentation of Endangered Ancient Musical Traditions of the Southern Drâa Valley

This project involves the documentation of the musical traditions of five tribes living in the M’hamid oasis.

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Conservation of the 4th-Century Baptistery of the Episcopal Basilica in Stobi

This project involves the conservation of Early Christian mosaics and basin in the former baptistery.

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Conservation of Bronze Age Mosaics at Gonur Depe

This project includes a cataloguing component and training workshops.

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Structural Assessment and Restoration of the South Tajelu Temple and Other Structures at Patan Royal Palace Affected by the April 2015 Nepal Earthquake

This project involves the structural assessment of the South Taleju Temple and other structures at the Patan Royal Palace restored previously with AFCP support.

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Structural Assessment and Restoration of Structures in Kathmandu Durbar Square Affected by the April 2015 Nepal Earthquake

This project involves the structural assessment and restoration of damaged monuments in Kathmandu Durbar Square restored previously with AFCP support.

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Conservation of the 11th-12th-Century Karakhanid Mausoleum in Uzgen, Phase 2

This project supports the continuation of work begun under a previous grant to conserve the monument and reverse decades of damage.

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Conservation of the 18th-Century Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Rosary at Comayagua Cathedral

This project involves the conservation of the elaborately carved and gilt Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Rosary, including its several oil and embossed paintings on wood and…

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Documentation of the Early 19th-Century First Baptist Church in Mawlamyine

This project includes a condition survey, conservation plan, and site documentation.

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Conservation of the 13th-Century BC Seti I Temple in Abydos

This project involves a suite of conservation interventions to address various forms of deterioration.

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