In Havana Ernest Hemingway Revisited
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- Arts and Culture
- culture an traditions
- North America
- United States
- 06 / 02 / 2009
The colloquium will coincide with the complete restoration of the mythical yacht El Pilar, featuring high among the collection at Finca Vigía, on the outskirts of Havana, where the writer lived for over two decades. In august, 1961, the estate was turned over to the revolutionary government led Fidel Castro by the writer’s widow, Mary Welsh; one year later it opened its doors as a museum.
Participating in the restoration of the yacht, with which Hemingway pursued Nazi submarines along Cuban coasts during World War II, were US experts, who are also helping with the ongoing process of restoration, preservation and digitalization of the writer’s documentary legacy.
Museum director Ada Rosa Alfonso said on Tuesday that Finca Vigia has become "an example of professional exchanges between experts from the United States and Cuba."
For the President of the National Council for Cultural Heritage, Margarita Ruiz, the upcoming Hemingway event in Havana is a reflection of Cubans’ passion for the work of the outstanding