Scientists from Cuba’s National Museum of Natural History (MNHNC) and the American Museum of Natural History of New York, signed a cooperation agreement in Havana.
Esther Perez, director of the Cuban institution, and Ana Luz Porcekanski, head of the Biodiversity Center of the US museum, signed the document at the headquarters of MNHNC, located in the historic area of Old Havana, declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 1982.
The agreement expresses the decision to contribute to the knowledge of the composition and characterization of the Cuban flora and fauna, as well as clarify the taxonomic status of invertebrates, vertebrates, and microorganisms of the Caribbean biota, informed Regla Balmori, a specialist of the local gallery.
The Cinema Museum of the city of Turin (north) is exhibiting Cuban film posters.
“Made in Cuba” is the title of this showcase of works made from 1959 to the present.
Sketches made by graphic artists of the Island are also included in the personal collection of Luigi Bardellotto, the curator of the exhibit of over 200 works now in the Museum, opened to the public through August 29, 2016.
“The exhibit remembers an exceptional time in our film industry. The posters were all hand-made with the silk screen printing technique, with print runs of 100 to 400 works,” said Luciano Castillo, Director of the Cuban Cinematheque at the opening ceremony.
Many of these posters turned to be better that the original posters of the films, and even better than the films they announced, he said.
Cuban Ambassador to Italy, Alba Beatriz Soto, said the showcase bears witness of the evolution of Cuban cinema in 50 years, but “it also reflects the changes of our society.”
Meanwhile, Bardellotto, who visits Cuba since 1998, stressed that “more than a collector, I consider myself a Cuba lover. There are anecdotes and years of searches behind each poster,” he added.
Bardellotto plans to bring this showcase to other countries, according to a note released by the Cuban Embassy in Italy.