Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Saving Ernest Hemingway’s Cuban home

The Association for Preservation Technology International (APT) has an article about preserving Finca Vigia, Ernest Hemingway’s home in Cuba. It was noted that:
The Cubans explained how five hurricanes in 2005, including much damage caused by Wilma, had each taken some toll and slowed overall job progress, but they continued work on many fronts, including taxidermy, mural conservation (in this case Hemingway's handwriting on the bathroom wall recording his daily weight), and termite eradication. The greatest damage caused by hurricane Wilma was to the large shed roof that protects Hemingway's fishing yacht, Pilar, displayed on blocks at the tennis court.
You can read more about efforts to preserve Hemingway’s home here.