29 October 201909:30 - 17:20
47-58 Bastwick Street, London
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The destruction caused by the fire, and the ongoing debates about the restoration of such a potent cultural icon, raise both technical and ethical considerations: before we respond, these considerations need to be brought into focus.
The conference will assess and discuss the values that have guided the restoration of such monuments for a range of historic and recent projects of similar significance.
Critical thinking about the values we attribute to the fabric of such monuments, both that which was lost and that which will replace it, will lead to better informed practice, and to better answers to the question posed by the conference.
• Hear a range of leading practitioners and historians discuss these issues
• Recognise the knowledge, skills, and experience required for conservation projects
• Assess the deterioration, and hence loss of value, wrought by nature, time, accident and man
• Review the cultural values we perceive in such monuments, including their structure
• Consider the ethical issues that bear on our response to such losses
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Robert Bowles MIStructE, a conservation accredited structural engineer, comments on the structural implications of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral on 15 April.
Following the recent fire at Notre-Dame de Paris, Professor Jacques Heyman discusses the construction of the cathedral and considers some of the questions that will arise in agreeing an approach to repair.