“Opus Magnum – The Great Restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris”
Friday April 1, 2022, at 12 noon, Central Time (1:00 p.m., Eastern), via Zoom.
Assistant Professor Dr. Jennifer Feltman and three other scholars will present a Zoom webinar, “Opus Magnum – The Great Restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris,” Friday, April 1, 2022, at 12 noon, Central Time (1:00 p.m., Eastern). Registration is not required; just scan the QR code on the poster or use the link below.
On April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris went up in flames. Soon after, medieval architectural historians and restoration specialists began the work of restoring this Gothic masterpiece. Join the Valencia College Humanities Speaker Series and the medieval art and technology historians of AVISTA (The Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art), with special guest Dany Sandron of the Sorbonne Université and panelists Lindsay Cook and Jennifer Feltman, for an inside look at the progress made in the last three years and discover how modern scholars address the many questions posed in the restoration of a millennium of architectural and cultural history.
Dr. Feltman, who has taught medieval art history at UA since 2016, has been closely involved in the restoration of Notre-Dame since the devastating fire destroyed much of the roof and more in April of 2019. In 2021, she was able to visit the cathedral in person to begin her hands-on research as a member of a team of scientists and art historians, the CNRS Chantier scientifique de Notre Dame – Décor, who, directed by Prof. Dany Sandron of Sorbonne Université, have been provided special access to the cathedral. The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Speaker Series & AVISTA (The Association Villard de Honnecourt for the Interdisciplinary Study of Medieval Technology, Science, and Art). Contact the host, Dr. George Brooks gbrooks @ valenciacollege.edu for more information.