Maison Dufort: Restoration Training to Save Haiti’s Gingerbread Houses

This report presents the results of a field school that was held at the Maison Dufort in Port-au-Prince between 2012-2016, as a cooperative effort between several partners, including the Fondation Connaissance et Liberté (FOKAL), the Prince Claus Fund (PCF), the National Heritage Preservation Institute (ISPAN), the Institut du Patrimoine wallon (IPW), and World Monuments Fund (WMF). The history of the project is presented in this publication to help others who want to better understand the heritage of the Gingerbread houses and the general steps required to restore and preserve them for future generations.

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