Past Event

Monday, September 9, 2019

Notre Dame: Iconic Cathedral; Disastrous Fire; Uncertain Future

As the world watched in horror, a disastrous fire on April 15, 2019 threatened to destroy the beloved Gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris. While the worst was averted and the Cathedral itself still stands, its wooden spire toppled and much of the roof was destroyed. The full extent of the damage to the stone structure is still not known. IFAR has enlisted several noted specialists in stone conservation and medieval art and architecture to discuss the situation.  A program highlight will be the showing of extraordinary laser scans made of Notre Dame by the late Professor Andrew Tallon in 2015, which are being made available to the French government.

Q&A and an Informal Reception will follow the talks.

Reservations and Pre-Payment are Required

NOTE: This program is currently on wait-list status. We anticipate some seats opening. If you are interested in attending, please send/fill out the registration form. We will get back to you and will not process your payment unless we can confirm.

Event Speaker(s)


Lindsay S. Cook, Ph.D.

Visiting Asst. Professor, Art Dept., Vassar College; Former Member, Columbia University Team, Mapping Gothic France

Michael T. Davis, Ph. D.
Chair of Architectural Studies, Professor of Art History, and Former Chair, Medieval Studies Program, Mount Holyoke College

George Wheeler, Ph.D.,
Senior Research Scholar, Dept. of Scientific Research, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Senior Scientist, Highbridge Materials Consulting; Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Pennsylvania and Columbia University

Moderator:
Nancy Wu, Ph.D.
Senior Managing Educator, Public Programs, The Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art