A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the multi-story adobe buildings of Taos Pueblo have been continuously inhabited for nearly a thousand years. Frank Sanchis will illustrate the WMF collaboration with the Taos community that followed the pueblo’s inclusion on the 2010 Watch, a project that has included the training of local constituents in traditional methods and materials.
Lisa Ackerman was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of World Monuments Fund in 2007. Previously Ms. Ackerman served as Executive Vice President of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Ms. Ackerman holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute, and an M.B.A. from New York University. Ms. Ackerman serves on the boards of Historic House Trust of New York City, New York Preservation Archive Project, and US/ICOMOS. In 2007 she received the Historic District Council's Landmarks Lion award and in 2008, Ms. Ackerman was named the first recipient of the US/ICOMOS Ann Webster Smith Award for International Heritage Achievement.
Frank Sanchis is World Monuments Fund Program Director for the United States.
Frank Sanchis, World Monuments Fund Program Director for the United States, shares the irony of restoring the Taos Pueblo in New Mexico by first demolishing the deteriorating structure. Sanchis admits that he shocked at first, but he eventually understood that the original walls were less important than the use of traditional techniques and materials.