Welcome to the home page of a research and exhibition effort to study and bring to the public an important research resource for the cultural history of Cuba, the Roberto Pichs collection of Cuban postage stamps at the San Carlos Institute (Key West, Florida).
“PICHS COLLECTION - CUBAN PHILATELY PROJECT”
A joint project of
the National Postal Museum (Smithsonian Institution)
and the San Carlos Institute (Key West, Florida)
Project under the direction of:
Allen Kane, Director (Former), National Postal Museum
Paul Michael Taylor and Rafael Peñalver, Exhibition Co-curators / Co-editors
This collections-based project is co-curated by Dr. Rafael Peñalver (President, San Carlos Institute) and Dr. Paul Michael Taylor (Research Anthropologist and Curator, Department of Anthropology National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution), under the auspices of the National Postal Museum.
Our long-term goals are:
- A digital database of information about Cuban philately, based upon the San Carlos Institute’s collection assembled by philatelist Roberto Pichs, along with the Cuban philatelic holdings of the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum; and
- The preparation of virtual exhibits consisting of an interconnected set of “explorations” or interpretations of this collection.