Smithsonian's Haiti Cultural Recovery Project
November 8, 2010, 7pm
The January 12, 2010, earthquake decimated Haiti's cultural institutions that housed the country's artwork, artifacts, and archives. Learn how the Smithsonian- in partnership with the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), American Institute for Conservation (AIC), and Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) - is helping the Haitian government assess, recover, and restore Haiti's cultural heritage.
Moderated by Richard Kurin, Smithsonian's under secretary for history, art, and culture, today's program features the following presenters: Hugh Shockey, conservator, Smithsonian American Art Museum; Corine Wegener, president of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield; Stephanie Hornbeck, principal of Caryatid Conservation Services, Inc.; Dr. Diana N'Diaye, cultural heritage specialist /curator, Smithsonian Institution; and Mike Bellamy, director, Smithsonian's Office of Engineering, Design, and Construction. Sponsored by the Lunder Conservation Center of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.