The cathedral’s interior restoration program Notre Dame – Paris, which was partially destroyed in the April 2019 fire, was presented this Thursday before National Committee for Heritage and Architecture. It has been the subject of much criticism since then.
More than a hundred personalities, including Stefan Bern, Alain Finkelkraut, Pierre Nora and Pierre Manint, expressed their deep concern about the Archbishop’s project. They argue that architect Eugène Viollet-le-Duc’s intention of the restoration he undertook over 150 years ago was betrayed.
As the assignee of the cathedral, the Paris Diocese He conducted a study on the substitution of liturgical furniture, in which he took into account the needs of worship and managed the influx of believers and visitors.
Thursday’s file analysis will allow repair of the main lines of the internal air conditioning of the cathedral, when it has already been proven that from the outside, the spire and roof of Notre Dame It will be reconstructed as it was before the fire.
According to program previews, there will be contemporary artwork and biblical phrases on the walls displayed in several languages and other experiments against which art historians and specialists have spoken out.
an element Controversy over the new project It’s the ultimate exchange of chairs for wheelchairs, expanding lighting and video displays on the walls.
According to Le Monde newspaper, the Ministry of Culture did not object to adding works by urban artists such as Ernst Benon Ernst and other contemporaries such as Anselm Kiefer or Louise Bourgeois.
“The clergy have the right to decide certain things but there is a question that prevails: the date, the monumentThe founder of La Tribune de l’Art, Didier Rechner, confirmed to France Info.
For Rykner, the project represents “unit break“From the monument. For the diocese, on the other hand, changes in the interior seek to improve Audience Experience.
Inside the temple where it was celebrated About 2,400 blocks and about 150 concerts annually, which should reopen in 2024, five years after the fire.
However, the full restoration of the building may take longer, given the delay accumulated by The epidemic and lead contamination of the building.