Certificate of Achievement Awarded to N. Trinidad Pino Triana of Cuba

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After completion of a six month training in the exhibits laboratory of the Museum of Natural History under the tutelage of Rolland O. Hower (left) and Watson Perrygo (second from left), N. Trinidad Pino Triana (third from left) of the Museo Provincial Ignacio Agramonte of Camaguey, Cuba, is awarded a certificate of achievement in the Regents' Room in the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, by Secretary Leonard Carmichael (back right). Also pictured is Dr. Clifford Evans (back left), associate curator in the Division of Archeology, Department of Anthropology.


  • Carmichael, Leonard 1898-1973
  • Hower, Rolland O
  • Perrygo, Watson M. 1906-1984
  • Evans, Clifford 1920-1981
  • Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


Requested by Thomas Baker, Exhibits. From Torch article November, 1959: "Since Mr. Pino was the first Latin American to complete a training program at the Smithsonian Institution as a recipient of an Organization of American States fellowship, Dr. Carmimichael had invited various officials of the Cuban Embassy and the Organization of American States to be present at the ceremony. These officials were Ambassador Jose A. Fora, secretary general of the OAS; Dr. Angel Palerm, executive officer of the OAS; Dr. Javier Malagon, technical secretary of the OAS fellowship program; Dr. Ernesto Dihigo, Cuban ambassador, Dr. Perez Cisneros, Cuban ambassador to the OAS; and Dr. Aurelio Giroud, in charge of cultural affairs of the Cuban Embassy.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Acc. 16-126, Box 01, Image No. MNH-141A

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  • 1959
  • November 1959

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SIA Acc. 16-126 [MNH-141A]

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