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This Man Saves Priceless Paintings

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Tedious canvas restoration helped Haitian artist Jean Menard Derenoncourt through the loss he suffered during Haiti's devastating earthquake.

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It's an incredible story of treasures saved, and hope restored. In the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a cultural recovery project is born. The Smithsonian Institution, in collaboration with the Haitian government, embark on a mission to restore thousands of damaged artworks gathered from the ruins of public museums, private galleries, and toppled cathedrals. Follow the volunteer art conservators as they work tirelessly, and carefully, not only to salvage these tarnished historic relics, but to save Haiti's identity as well.

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