ACOR expresses its deep appreciation and thanks to the programs, institutions, and individuals whose financial support and contributions continue to make the TWLCRM project such a success.
Major Financial Support
The U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation first awarded the TWLCRM Initiative a large grant in 2011 to support the documentation, conservation, presentation, and landscape rejuvenation of the Temple of the Winged Lions, an important monumental complex within the UNESCO World Heritage site of Petra. The project was awarded a second AFCP grant for 2015–2016 to expand conservation efforts and improve the site’s accessibility and presentation. Read “Temple of the Winged Lions awarded renewal grant from Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation” for more details.
Since its inception, the TWLCRM Initiative has been supported through ACOR’s Permanent USAID Endowment (now the ACOR Cultural Heritage Fund), which was intended to help ACOR preserve and protect Jordan’s cultural heritage. Endowment funds were used to develop the project’s initial assessment phase and, since 2011, have covered logistical support and in-country expenses and travel for key personnel and interns, including conservation experts.
More recently, the project has benefited from support provided by the USAID Sustainable Cultural Heritage Through Engagement of Local Communities Project (SCHEP) which, since November 2015, has funded the project’s local partner, Sela for Vocational Training and Protection of Cultural Heritage, to develop and implement a community-based training program in site conservation and preservation at the Temple of the Winged Lions. Focusing primarily on the temple’s problematic southwest quadrant, Sela has trained and certified nearly 70 individuals from Petra’s communities in archaeology, conservation, documentation, and site presentation.
Since 2013, Royal Jordanian Airlines has been a proud sponsor of the TWLCRM Initiative. In providing complimentary flights for TWLCRM specialist team members coming from abroad, Royal Jordanian helps ensure the project’s conservation and preservation efforts meet the highest international standards. This support also allows the project’s limited funds to be directed towards training staff and offering much-needed employment opportunities within Petra’s local communities. In recognition of this support, Royal Jordanian is the preferred airline of ACOR and the TWLCRM Initiative. Please visit the Royal Jordanian website for complete information about their services.
Private and Individual Supporters
Donna H. Antoon
Ellen Porter Honnet and Charles Honnet
Knox College under the auspices of Judith Donaldson
Barbara A. Porter
Christopher A. Tuttle
The Wang Family Foundation under the auspices of Laura Wen- Yu Youg and Frank Wang