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University of Arkansas strengthens ties with Cuba’s Hemingway Museum

Havana, May 29 (Prensa Latina) The Hemingway-Pfeiffer Museum of the U.S. University of Arkansas and the National Council of Cultural Heritage (CNPC) recently signed in Havana a memorandum of understanding to strengthen ties with the Ernest Hemingway Museum in Cuba.

The Cuban Ministry of Culture informed today that this step will intensify academic contributions between the foreign institution and the museum dedicated to preserving Hemingway’s legacy on the island.

The executive director of Hemingway-Pfeiffer, Adam Long, who signed the agreement on the U.S. side, thanked the authorities of the Ministry of Culture, the CNPC, the Ernest Hemingway Museum and the Foreign Ministry for welcoming him.

He referred to his visit to Cuba in 2013 to participate in the Ernest Hemingway Colloquium and added that he was impressed by the work carried out by the Museum.

He stressed that this visit to sign the document, which is endorsed by the Arkansas University dean, is the beginning of future collaborations between the two institutions.

Also the president of the CNPC, Virgen Perez, signatory for the Cuban side, said the memorandum respects the strengths of those involved in its content, guided by the joint desire to promote the work they do.

These include research, training and cooperation in academic disciplines of mutual interest and benefit.

The exchange between professors and students is another way of socialization that can be carried out and become a platform to promote the Ernest Hemingway International Colloquium (organized in Havana) through the results of their research.

The president of the CNPC added that the most important thing is the opening of a new opportunity for collaboration between Cuba and the United States, whose main objective is to preserve the work and historical legacy of the American writer Ernest Hemingway, Nobel Prize in Literature.