A compilation of media and web articles on the topic. Obviously, these all reflect the viewpoints of the authors.
- UNESCO provides assistance in preserving Haitian documentary heritage
- UNESCO: Before and After photo gallery
- UNESCO: mobilizing for Haiti
- UNESCO Culture: in focus
- Blue Shield statement
- Blue Shield survey
- CARBICA statement on records and archives in Haiti
- Digital Library of the Caribbean is keeping track of the situation
- ICA statement on Haiti needs
- ICOM status report
- ICOMOS statement
- ICOMOS - Chile: Haití: lo urgente y lo trascendente
- International National Trust Organisation - statement
Web coverage on recovery projects
Mutimedia coverage and videos
- New York Times: views from Haiti
- New York Times: The Destruction in Port-au-Prince
- Wall Street Journal: Georges Nader Art Galerie
- 23 June. Haïti-Séisme/Culture : Des conteneurs pour abriter des objets de patrimoine
Alter Presse, Haiti
Martin Bailey: L’Espagne va offrir à Haïti 40 conteneurs pour conserver et préserver des intempéries des objets du patrimoine national, apprend AlterPresse.
- 10 May. Rescuing Art From the Rubble of the Quake
NY Times, United States
Kate Taylor: Susan Blakney, a paintings conservator from New York, scrambled up a mound of rubble left by the collapse of the Episcopal Holy Trinity Cathedral here, searching for small shards of the cathedral’s murals.
- 19 April. Organizing Armageddon: What We Learned From the Haiti Earthquake
Wired Magazine, United States
Vince Beiser: The world responded to the Haiti earthquake with one of the biggest international aid efforts ever mounted, sending thousands of tons of food, water, and medicine pouring in from every corner of the globe to a tiny island that had little infrastructure even before the ground started convulsing.
- 30 March. Haiti : la culture doit devenir la norme antisismique de la reconstruction, par Irina Bokova
Le Monde, France
Les donateurs et les partenaires internationaux du développement vont se rencontrer le 31 mars à New York pour coordonner leur riposte consécutive au tremblement de terre qui a ravagé Haïti le 12 janvier.
- 1 March. Firms head to Haiti
The Real Deal, United States
New York City architecture and construction firms are heading to Haiti in an effort to help rebuild the devastated Caribbean nation, which was hit with a magnitude 7 earthquake in January.
- 15 February. Save, don't bulldoze, Haiti's heritage
Barker City Herald, United States
Angela Charlton: Haiti's historical heritage risks being bulldozed in the push to rebuild towns and cities flattened by last month's earthquake, a leading cultural official warned Monday.
- 11 February. Battered Haitian art shines through devastation
BBC, United Kingdom
Paul Adams: In Port-au-Prince, art is everywhere. In the teeming capital - even in the midst of the chaos and suffering wrought by last month's earthquake - you are never far from a painting, a mural or a sculpture. Haitians mourn lost art but also find inspiration.
- 2 February. Haiti: building blocks of memory
The Globe and Mail, Canada
Dinu Bumbaru, Christina Cameron, Francois Leblanc and Herb Stovel: In the aftermath of the international conference in Montreal to focus attention on rebuilding Haiti, we encourage all parties to orient recovery efforts as much on retaining the building blocks of memory and historical continuity essential to cultural identity, as on providing the Haitian people with shelter and security.
- 1 February. Haitians fight to save historic archives
National Post, United States
Laura Stone: Patrick Tardieu knows it is hard to think about crumpled paper at a time like this, when millions of people have been displaced and hundreds of thousands have died.
- 30 January. UNESCO's Irina Bokova Calls for Ban in Trade in Haitian Artifacts
Art Daily, United States
Angela Charlton: The United Nations' culture and education agency called Friday for a ban in the trade of Haitian artifacts to prevent the pillaging of cultural treasures in the aftermath of its devastating earthquake.
- 28 January. Experts to assess damage in Haiti museums
Gens de la Caraïbe
The UN cultural agency UNESCO is sending a team of experts to quake-hit Haiti on Wednesday to assess damage in the Caribbean nation's museums and monuments, its director general said.
- 27 January. Experts to assess damage
Straits Times, Singapore
The UN cultural agency Unesco is sending a team of experts to quake-hit Haiti on Wednesday to assess damage in the Caribbean nation's museums and monuments, its director general said.
- 26 January. Haitian leadership vital to post-quake response – UN relief officials
Haitians must have leadership of the post-earthquake recovery process, top United Nations humanitarian officials stressed today as they reported that aid agencies are making important progress in reaching people affected by the disaster.
- 25 January. A cultural agony in a nation where art is life
Miami Herald, United States
Haiti has lost huge chunks of its artistic culture, with the destruction and damage of historic paintings and murals, along with the deaths of art collectors.
- 25 January. Art Trove Is Among Nation's Losses
Wall Street Journal, United States
Pooja Bhatia: Georges Nader Sr. considers himself lucky: The two rooms of his vast home that survived this month's earthquake were those in which he and his wife were napping. What didn't survive were the 12,000 artworks in the rest of his 35-room mansion, believed to be the world's largest repository of Haitian art.
- 24 January. A cultural agony in a nation where art is life
Los Angeles Times, United States
Tracy Wilkinson: Haitians rescue works from rubble, grieve the lost and create anew.
- 23 January. Cultural Riches Turn to Rubble in Haiti Quake
New York Times, United States
Marc Lacey: Long before its ground started heaving, Haiti was already a byword for a broken place.
- 21 January. A plan for Haiti
The Economist, United Kingdom
More than a week after the earth convulsed beneath it, Haiti has still to plumb the depths of suffering and want. The generosity of the world’s response has also been profound.
- 20 January. Heritage in Haiti
While saving lives and providing humanitarian relief remains the absolute priority of the international community in helping Haiti deal with the devastation of the earthquake, information is beginning to arrive about the state of the country’s heritage: the National History Park – Citadel, Sans Souci, Ramiers, situated in the north of the country, and about Jacmel, in the southeast.