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From Episcopal Life Online
Some of the world-famous murals that adorned the walls of the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti's Holy Trinity cathedral prior to the Jan. 12 earthquake, and gave Haitians of all faiths a vision of their place in the stories of the Bible, could be preserved and possibly even restored. That's the assessment of a team of art experts who have surveyed artworks and other cultural artifacts that were damaged in the magnitiude-7 quake. However, they said, decisions about the murals' fate need to be made soon.
"The murals are running out of time," said Corine Wegener, a curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and president of the U.S. Committee of the Blue Shield, which is dedicated to the protection of cultural property worldwide during armed conflict.