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Largest Restoration Project of the Century Lecture

April 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm



April 18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost: Free
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Villa Albertine Headquarters
972 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10075 United States
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World Monuments Fund
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Join World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Villa Albertine for a discussion on the biggest restoration project of the twenty-first century!

Five years after the devastating fire at Notre-Dame of Paris, the World Monuments Fund (WMF) and Villa Albertine invite you to attend the 2024 Paul Mellon Lecture on the extraordinary project to reconstruct this icon of French medieval architecture. Taking place as part of the Heritage Speaks series, the event will begin with a tribute to Notre-Dame by Barry Bergdoll, Professor of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University, and will be followed by a panel discussion on the project to rebuild the cathedral and enhance fire protection at similar cultural heritage sites worldwide.

Guest speakers will include Rima Abdul Malak, former Minister of Culture of France and culture advisor to President Macron; Lindsay S. Cook, architectural historian and specialist in medieval European architecture; Séverine Lepape, director of the Musée de Cluny; Matteo Pellegrino, carpenter at Maison Perrault; and Joseph Pfeifer, first deputy commissioner of the New York City Fire Department.

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm ET
Location: Villa Albertine Headquarters, 972 Fifth Avenue, New York, US 10075


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This event is free and open to the public with an RSVP. The event will also be live streamed starting at 6:00 pm ET on Villa Albertine’s YouTube channel.