Experts From Associations, Guilds To Be Crucial In Notre Dame Restoration
What these organizations provide will be prolific
On Monday, April 15, 2019, a devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral destroyed the famed medieval church’s roof, along with other historical and religious artifacts, leading to an outpouring of support and calls to repair the damage. Rebuilding will require the knowledge and skills of experts from various associations and guilds worldwide.
“Certainly, every time I’ve been on a conference call, people are just struck by the loss, which is immense,” said Paul Kuenstner, executive director of the Association for Preservation Technology International. “There is growing optimism that it can and will be restored. It is going to take a lot of time and a lot of money.”
The money has already started pouring in, with nearly $1 billion in donations just two days after the fire. Rebuilding is not an easy task, though it is a familiar one for European churches, said Lisa Reilly, a member of the Society of Architectural Historians.
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