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Great Museums of Havana: Curious about Cuba (webisode)

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A preview of Great MuseumsTV's episode featuring the museums of Cuba, including the City of old Havana - a living museum - which aired on public television stations in December 2008.

GREAT MUSEUMS OF HAVANA: CURIOUS ABOUT CUBA -- narrated by Mariel Hemingway -- takes public television fans to a world largely unseen by U.S. viewers. GREAT MUSEUMS® producers Marc and Chesney Doyle worked with both the United States and the Cuban governments for nearly a year to gain access to the cultural treasures of Havana. Many American viewers may be surprised to learn that museums abound in Havana amid 500 years of architectural history. Program highlights include a stunning presentation of Cuban Art through the centuries at the National Museum of Fine Arts, as well as museums devoted to cigars, cars, rum, and revolution. Also featured: A spellbinding exploration of Ernest Hemingways life at the Hemingway House Museum, Finca Vigia, his home from 1940 to 1960; and, an insiders tour of the on-going restoration of the colonial district, Old Havana City, which is itself a living museum without walls and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1982. Click on http://greatmuseums.org for more information.

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