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Cuba expert Isabel Leon has implemented in New Zealand a program of conferences on methods applied in her country to restore historic sites, a single experience in this field.

  The representative of the Havana Historian Office gave a master lecture Wednesday at the Faculty of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington. She outlined the Cuban methodology in restoring the Havana's historical quarter.

Leon talked on philosophy, principles, and ways to undertake preservations plans, developed by Cuban experts as of their experiences, intelligence and efforts. Over 300 buildings have been restored in Havana in 15 years. Invited by David Clark, executive director of the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand, Leon's agenda also includes conferences in academic and university centers of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

This is the first time New Zealand's public and experts learn on restoration work and preservation Cuba implements, especially at the Havana's historical sites, declared World Heritage by UNESCO.

Source: Prensa Latina

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