Restauración del Centro de Arte Begins
- Viernes, 15 de abril 2011 18:56
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El Centro de Rescate del Patrimonio Cultural (CSBC), inició sus actividades el viernes para preservar los artefactos, documentos, edificios y obras de arte dañadas por el terremoto de 2010. Los proyectos incluyen una serie de conferencias entre otros trabajos de conservación.
Director of the CSBC and Former Minister of Culture and Communication,Jean Olsen Julien announced the first focus of the organization is to preserve the Art Center, a museum that was completely destroyed by the earthquake.
The CSBC is working on several projects that include the restoration of the Art Center, the Mural of the Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, the collection of historian George Corvington, the collection with 3,000 objects Lemane voodoo, the Haitian Institute for the Preservation of National Heritage (ISPAN), the National Library and National Archives.
About 5,000 paintings and over a thousand works of sculpture and works on paper have already been treated, said Director Julien, who estimates the number artwork damaged or threatened by quake to be more than 50,000.
"The job is basically to stabilize objects by preventing them from deteriorating further and prioritize those with the greatest cultural value in treating the laboratory for restore," Olsen said.
This project, established in June 2010 by Minister of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and the Smithsonian Institute, has raised $2.5 million [USD].
Project de sauvetage de la Collection du Centre d'Art
Centre D'art Haitien: Strong>
The Art Center of Port-au-Prince, was founded in 1944 by Dewitt Peters. An American who went to Haiti to teach english. During its thirteen years in existence, the centre d'art has given an equal opportunity to several hundred individuals,the great majority were from the lower class. A few of them have seized the opportunity, becoming in the process good and individualistic artists and greatly improving their social and economic positions. Men like Hector Hyppolite, and Philome Obin have all been given support by the Art Center. The fact that the larger percentage of these artists came from the lower or submerged class has been the greatest contribution of the Art Center to Haitian culture and to Haitian society.