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Records from the Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National (Haiti) | dLOC and ISPAN

Our History is Our Force: Protecting Haitian National Patrimony

Project Abstract

The Digital Library of the Caribbean (dLOC) has partnered with Institut de Sauvegarde du Patrimoine National (ISPAN), founded in 1979, to protect Haitian national patrimony by digitizing ISPAN's archive. ISPAN has undertaken numerous research studies and investigations that have created an archive containing extensive documentation on archaeological explorations, architectural designs, research publications from Haitian scholars, and photographs concerning Haiti’s monuments, structures, and cultural and historical sites throughout Haiti. Among other documents are those that account for ISPAN's work to secure the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation for the Palace of Sans-Souci and Citadelle Henri built in the early 19th century after Haiti’s independence from France. 

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