Cuba’s Hemingway Museum Goes Digital

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  01.05.09 | 2:58 PM ET

American Hemingway scholars don’t have to wait for a lifting of the Cuba travel embargo to gain more insight into the writer’s work: The island’s Hemingway Museum is digitizing large chunks of its invaluable collection, reports the Cuban News Agency.

When the author died in 1961, he left behind thousands of pages of manuscripts, maps, letters and photos at his farm outside Havana—all of which were apparently donated to the newly minted Cuban government by his wife. Government preservationists have already digitally reproduced more than 3,000 of the roughly 15,000 documents in the bequest.

(Via The Book Bench)

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

2 Comments for Cuba’s Hemingway Museum Goes Digital

hauteroute 01.28.09 | 6:35 PM ET

At NileGuide (, we recently posted our Top 50 Adventure Books of All Time. Our friend Ernest Hemingway was the only author to be selected twice! Check out our list at and feel free to suggest your own!

Pakistan trave 01.30.09 | 3:39 AM ET

Cuba is one the most beautiful.

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