Port-au-Prince, Monday, December 24, 2018 ((rezonodwes.com)) – The Embassy of the United States in Port-au-Prince is pleased to announce the restoration of eight (8) heritage paintings National Park and the replacement of the Art Center's storage facilities.
This $ 24,500 grant comes from the Ambassador's Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP), established by the United States Congress in 2001 to support the preservation of cultural sites, cultural artifacts and forms of traditional cultural expression throughout the world.
Since 2002, Haiti has received more than $ 700,000 in grants to finance nine (9) unique cultural heritage preservation projects in the country.
The Art Center is a public-interest institution founded in 1944 by American watercolorist DeWitt Clinton Peters and Haitian intellectuals. After the 2010 earthquake, the site and its collection were in ruins.
Thanks to the Center's team and the project to recover Haitian culture (Haitian Ministry of Culture – Smithsonian Institution – Washington / United States), the collection has been saved, but much remains to be done.
At the reception held at the Art Center on December 12, 2018, US Ambassador Michele Sison stated that “the arts tell us who we are as a society: how we live, how we work, and what we value. This is why the restoration work of the paintings of the Art Center is so important. By preserving and preserving these paintings, the Art Center preserves tangible and tangible expressions of cultural heritage for all Haitian citizens, as well as for future generations.
The Ambassadors Fund for the Preservation of Culture provides a direct grant for the preservation of cultural heritage sites in countries around the world.
The AFCP is the United States Government's largest initiative abroad for cultural preservation, and since 2001 has supported more than 1,000 cultural heritage preservation projects in more than one country. 130 countries.
For more information, visit the page of the Ambassadors Fund for the Preservation of Culture