Rebuilding Notre-Dame: Five Years of Restoration and Discovery

Learn about the history and post-fire rebuilding of the Cathedral of Notre Dame from art historian Jennifer M. Feltman.

Presented in partnership with UCF Global

On April 15, 2019, fire nearly destroyed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. In the immediate aftermath, French President Emanuel Macron confidently announced that it would be rebuilt in five years. Soon an ambitious reconstruction campaign involving architects, engineers and artisans was mobilized. At the same time, the French Ministry of Culture supported the request of researchers to study the monument as it was undergoing restoration. Nearly five years later, the reconstruction is nearing completion and researchers continue to make new discoveries about this famous work of Gothic architecture. This lecture by art historian Jennifer M. Feltman will provide insight into the rebuilding process and the major discoveries that have been made over the past five years.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this lecture do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2024

One of Central Florida’s favorite new traditions celebrates ten years!

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. With a focus on accessibility, partnership and diverse offerings, UCF Celebrates the Arts is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.

Presented By:
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dates:
April 11, 2024
Price:
Free
Time:
7 p.m.

Learn about the history and post-fire rebuilding of the Cathedral of Notre Dame from art historian Jennifer M. Feltman.

Presented in partnership with UCF Global

On April 15, 2019, fire nearly destroyed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. In the immediate aftermath, French President Emanuel Macron confidently announced that it would be rebuilt in five years. Soon an ambitious reconstruction campaign involving architects, engineers and artisans was mobilized. At the same time, the French Ministry of Culture supported the request of researchers to study the monument as it was undergoing restoration. Nearly five years later, the reconstruction is nearing completion and researchers continue to make new discoveries about this famous work of Gothic architecture. This lecture by art historian Jennifer M. Feltman will provide insight into the rebuilding process and the major discoveries that have been made over the past five years.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this lecture do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2024

One of Central Florida’s favorite new traditions celebrates ten years!

UCF Celebrates the Arts is an immersive and dynamic cultural extravaganza that fuses creativity, innovation and community engagement. This annual festival showcases the artistic prowess of UCF’s faculty and students and invites the broader community to enjoy performances, exhibitions, presentations and interactive experiences. With a focus on accessibility, partnership and diverse offerings, UCF Celebrates the Arts is a unique opportunity for the community to experience the creative side of UCF’s innovative spirit.