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.
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.
Cultural Center, Lycée Français de New York
505 East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021