Hemingway home in Cuba nominated for Restoration Award
Finca Vigia -Hemingway's Cuba home in the 1950's- has been nominated for a National Award for Conservation and Restoration of Sites and Monuments.
Located on the outskirts of Havana, Finca Vigia became a museum in 1962. the historic site is now undergoing a complete renovation thanks to funding from Cuban government, provided in 2005 in an effort to preserve the historic character of the structure.
According to museum director Ada Rosa Alfonso, the restoration process is expected to wrap up in 2009.
As part of the program of activities to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the museum, the two architects heading the project, Enrique Hernandez Castillo and Adanelio Benavides Ramos, will deliver an address at the Ambos Mundos Hotel, another famous Hemingway haunt in the Cuban capital.