National Building Museum

Notre-Dame de Paris: Rebuilding a Legacy

Monday, September 26, 2022
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Notre Dame on fire USE, Patrick ZachmannIn-person Program

What does it take to rebuild one of the most visited, recognizable, and semantically loaded works of architecture in the world? Presented in partnership with the Catholic University of America, Philippe Villeneuve, Chief Architect of Historic Monuments in charge of Notre-Dame de Paris, and Rémi Fromont, Chief Architect of Historic Monuments, will deliver their first public lecture in the United States since taking on the extraordinary task to stabilize and restore the cathedral of Paris in the aftermath of the catastrophic 2019 fire. Lindsay Cook, Assistant Teaching Professor of Architectural History at the Pennsylvania State University and translator of the book Notre Dame Cathedral: Nine Centuries of History, will translate the lecture from French into English and moderate the discussion following the talk.

$10 Museum Member | Free Student | $20 Non-member

Online ticket sales end at midnight on September 25. Additional tickets will be on sale day-of at the door.

This program will be presented at the National Building Museum. Museum doors open at F street only at 5:30pm, program begins at 6:30pm and ends at 8:00pm. 


Please note that this evening’s lecture will now begin at 6:30 pm due to unforeseen circumstances. We apologize for any inconvenience and encourage you to still arrive early to enjoy our major exhibition Notre-Dame de Paris: The Augmented Exhibition or visit the Museum Shop before the program.


Image: Fire that ravaged Notre-Dame on April 15, 2019. Credit: Patrick Zachmann.

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