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Smithsonian leads recovery of Haiti’s art, culture

AP – “Haiti’s recovery from the devastating earthquake in January requires more than rebuilding structures, but also repairing tattered paintings and cultural objects still buried in the rubble, the island nation’s first lady Elisabeth Preval said Thursday. She visited the Smithsonian Institution to open an exhibit of children’s artwork created after the earthquake, calling it a reminder that Haiti still needs help. The paintings and drawings will be on view through the summer. She also discussed the importance of an effort by the U.S. museum complex to lead a cultural recovery effort in Port-au-Prince, where there are few, if any, professionally trained art conservators.”

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