Haiti

A man leaves after retrieving some documents from the rubble of a collapsed building in the aftermath of the 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: AP

A man leaves after retrieving some documents from the rubble of a collapsed building in the aftermath of the 2010 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Photo: AP

When the earthquake hit Haiti in early 2010 it was very clear that next to the devastating effect this has had on the population, a large amount of the cultural heritage of the country had been destroyed. IFLA reacted to this natural disaster by offering help and training for the libraries in Haiti. Under the leadership of IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Section and the Blue Shield the Ark project was set up.

The project was supported by the generous help of the Prins Claus Fund and the City of Geneva. It enables the population of Haiti to independently look after its written cultural heritage and rebuild its identity.

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Cultural heritage, Haiti

Last update: 24 November 2016