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Saving Haiti's heritage : cultural recovery after the earthquake

Author: Richard Kurin; Smithsonian Institution.
Publisher: Washington : Smithsonian Institution, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The aim of the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project was to rescue, recover, safeguard, and help restore Haitian cultural materials damaged and endangered by the January 12, 2010 earthquake and its aftermath, and train Haitians in conservation skills so they could carry on that work into the future. By October 2011, the project had treated more than 30,000 items and trained more than 100 Haitians. The Haiti Cultural  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Kurin; Smithsonian Institution.
ISBN: 9780615551531 061555153X
OCLC Number: 774043384
Description: 243 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Haiti and its heritage in ruins --
Haitians to the rescue --
International and American organizations mobilize --
Forming partnerships for the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project --
The center takes shape in Port-au-Prince --
Restoring hope --
Operating the Haiti Cultural Recovery Center --
Recovering the Centre d'Art collection --
Saving the murals at Holy Trinity Cathedral --
Training --
Conservation: progress and challenges --
Project impact in Haiti and beyond.
Responsibility: [by Richard Kurin ; foreword by G. Wayne Clough ; with contributions by Mark Aronson [and others]].

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"The aim of the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project was to rescue, recover, safeguard, and help restore Haitian cultural materials damaged and endangered by the January 12, 2010 earthquake and its aftermath, and train Haitians in conservation skills so they could carry on that work into the future. By October 2011, the project had treated more than 30,000 items and trained more than 100 Haitians. The Haiti Cultural Recovery Project was organized by the Smithsonian Institution with the Government of Haiti, Ministry of Culture and Communication, and the Presidential Commission for the Emergency and Reconstruction, in partnership with the U.S. President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. ..."--Page [5].

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