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Trip to Cuba a bid to save the old

Conservator fears island’s historic places, relics at risk

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 5 a.m.

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Conservator Rick Parker poses for a photo with one of his restoration projects, a painting by Samuel Morse that dates to around 1840, on Wednesday in his workshop in Gentry. Parker, who recently returned from Cuba surveying United Nations World Heritage sites, is a private conservator on staff with the Smithsonian Institution who specializes in restoring wooden artifacts.
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NWA Media/BEN GOFF Conservator Rick Parker poses for a photo with one of his restoration projects, a painting by Samuel Morse that dates to around 1840, on Wednesday in his workshop in Gentry. Parker, who recently returned from Cuba surveying United Nations World Heritage sites, is a private conservator on staff with the Smithsonian Institution who specializes in restoring wooden artifacts.

It’s the humidity in Cuba that worries Rick Parker. That and the termites.

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