What Future for Our National Heritage? Panel Talk

The controversial reconstruction of Notre Dame, which suffered considerable damage last spring due to a fire, has sparked another question around national heritage and its adaptation to the present and future. Technological advances sometimes render obsolete construction that have been built centuries ago. Should we favor a newly built version which is adapted to current times or preserve the original as a way to remember the past? The debate will in part cover current discussions about Notre-Dame.

Guest Speakers:

Bénédicte de Montlaur, CEO, World Monuments Fund

Pierre-Antoine Gatier, Chief Architect for Historical Monuments

Michel Picaud, President, Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris

Moderated by Victoria Sanger, specialist in urban history.

Panel talk held in English.











When: Mon., Mar. 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The controversial reconstruction of Notre Dame, which suffered considerable damage last spring due to a fire, has sparked another question around national heritage and its adaptation to the present and future. Technological advances sometimes render obsolete construction that have been built centuries ago. Should we favor a newly built version which is adapted to current times or preserve the original as a way to remember the past? The debate will in part cover current discussions about Notre-Dame.

Guest Speakers:

Bénédicte de Montlaur, CEO, World Monuments Fund

Pierre-Antoine Gatier, Chief Architect for Historical Monuments

Michel Picaud, President, Friends of Notre-Dame de Paris

Moderated by Victoria Sanger, specialist in urban history.

Panel talk held in English.

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