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US, Cuba assessing efforts to save Hemingway artifacts

  • FILE - In this May 10, 1965, file photo, the skin of one of the lions Ernest Hemingway killed is displayed on the library floor of Hemingway's home in Cuba. A forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Boston, will be held to discuss joint efforts in a U.S.-Cuba collaboration to preserve artifacts at Hemingway’s former Cuban estate. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - In this May 10, 1965, file photo, the skin of one of the lions Ernest Hemingway killed is displayed on the library floor of Hemingway's home in Cuba. A forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Boston, will be held to discuss joint efforts in a U.S.-Cuba collaboration to preserve artifacts at Hemingway’s former Cuban estate. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this July 14, 1977, file photo, Mary Hemingway, widow of author Ernest Hemingway, tours the house they lived in during their stay in Cuba. A forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Boston, will be held to discuss joint efforts in a U.S.-Cuba collaboration to preserve artifacts at Hemingway’s former Cuban estate. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, File)

    FILE - In this July 14, 1977, file photo, Mary Hemingway, widow of author Ernest Hemingway, tours the house they lived in during their stay in Cuba. A forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Boston, will be held to discuss joint efforts in a U.S.-Cuba collaboration to preserve artifacts at Hemingway’s former Cuban estate. (AP Photo/Charles Tasnadi, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This May 18, 1965 file photo shows the desk of U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway, in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. A forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Boston, will be held to discuss joint efforts in a U.S.-Cuba collaboration to preserve artifacts at Hemingway’s former Cuban estate. (AP Photo/File)

    FILE - This May 18, 1965 file photo shows the desk of U.S. novelist Ernest Hemingway, in San Francisco de Paula, Cuba. A forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, in Boston, will be held to discuss joint efforts in a U.S.-Cuba collaboration to preserve artifacts at Hemingway’s former Cuban estate. (AP Photo/File)  (The Associated Press)

U.S. and Cuban officials and scholars are meeting in Boston to discuss joint efforts to preserve artifacts at Ernest Hemingway's former Cuban estate.

The forum at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum is focusing on a U.S.-Cuban collaboration to ensure the literary icon's legacy lives on in both countries.

Wednesday afternoon's event includes TV host Bob Vila, a son of Cuban emigrants who's been working to restore the Hemingway home itself. Joining Vila are U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern of Massachusetts; Ada Rosa Alfonso, director of Cuba's Hemingway Museum; and Susan Wrynn, former curator of the JFK Library's Ernest Hemingway Collection.

Amid a new era of U.S.-Cuban normalization, both nations are working together to preserve Hemingway artifacts ranging from books and letters to fishing rods and mounted animal trophies.