This accession consists of records documenting the Haiti Cultural Recovery Project that works to rescue, recover, safeguard and help restore Haitian artwork, artifacts, documents, media and architectural features damaged and endangered by the January 12, 2010, earthquake and its aftermath. The project was established by Richard Kurin, Under Secretary of History, Art and Culture, and managed by the Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, beginning in 2012, to protect cultural heritage threatened or impacted by disasters and to help United States and international communities preserve their identities and history. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; contracts, agreements, and memorandums of understanding; budget summaries; proposals; meeting agendas; reports; gift information; and brochures.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-141, Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative, Project Files
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