The 33-member American delegation to Cuba returned home last Thursday after a four-day cultural exchange mission, and announced additional plans by the NEH, NEA and Smithsonian to engage with Cuban cultural performers and institutions this year and in 2017. “I believe that everything is opening up and this trip will contribute to that,” says delegation member, singer Smokey Robinson, from the Miami Herald.
US disability history scholars will gather at the library of the University of Texas at Arlington this July to study the creation of a portal offering resources for the study of disability history thanks to a $40,000 NEH grant, from the University of Texas Arlington News Center.
At a closing forum at Havana's Gran Teatro, the heads of the NEH, NEA and Smithsonian joined Cuban cultural officials to announce new programs to send US conservators, students and artists to Cuba as the next step of the broadening of US-Cuban cultural relations, from the Washington Post.
A $30,000 grant from the NEH to the University's of Delaware's Department of Art Conservation will allow a delegation of Winterthur/University of Delaware conservation graduate students and professors to visit Cuba and meet with Cuban counterparts to learn and exchange information on preservation challenges and methods, from UDaily.