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Notre Dame: The Restoration Process

Notre Dame Cathedral during the April 15, 2019 fire.

10:00 am | 2/24/2020 | 170 Wurster Hall | Until 11:30 am | 2/24/2020

Francesco Bandarin, Former Assistant Director-General of Culture and Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre (2000-2018)

Francesco Bandarin will speak on the restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral after the April 15, 2019 fire that destroyed the structure’s roof and spire. The lecture will include an assessment of the damage, a presentation of the current restoration activities, and a discussion of the reconstruction policies of the cathedral.

As Assistant Director-General for Culture and Director of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre from 2000 to 2018, Francesco Bandarin was responsible for policies affecting hundreds of world heritage sites around the globe. He is Distinguished Alumnus (2003) of the University of California, Berkeley, and until 2016 he was Professor of Urban conservation at the University IUAV of Venice, Italy. He co-authored The Historic Urban Landscape: Managing Heritage in an Urban Century (2012), Reconnecting the City (2015) and Reshaping Urban Conservation (2019). He is senior advisor of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and serves as special advisor to the director-general of ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property). He is currently a Guest Scholar at the Getty Conservation Institute in Los Angeles.

Co-sponsored by the Global Urban Humanities Initiative, the Global Metropolitan Studies program and the History of Art Department.

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