Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation
Established by Congress in 2001, the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation aims to assist countries such as Honduras in preserving museum collections, ancient and historic sites and traditional forms of expression. To date, Honduras has been the recipient of ten grants covering a broad range of vital cultural preservation projects throughout the country:
- Conservation of the Mid-17th Century Altarpiece of the Holy Sacrament at the Comayagua Cathedral.
- Conservation of the 18th-Century Altarpiece of the Virgin of the Rosary at the Comayagua Cathedral.
- Conservation of 18th-Century Ethnographic Objects in the Collection of the Comayagua Cathedral.
- Preservation of Cultural Patrimony in Comayagua and Santa Rosa de Copan.
- Development of Cerro Palenque: The North Coast-Santa Barbara Cultural Circuit.
- Preservation of the Archaelogical Site of Curruste.
- Protection and Development of the Rock Art Cultural Itinerary of Honduras.
- The Voice and Image of the Indigenous and Garifuna People of Honduras.
- Educating Tawahka Teachers.
- The Garifuna: Rescuing Cultural Roots Through Language Protection.
The Cultural Affairs Office matches individuals with wide-ranging expertise to Honduran contacts and groups who would like to hear about U.S. government, culture, and society. For more information, please contact the Public Affairs Section.