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Two men arrested for stealing stones from Notre Dame

For those following the restoration of Notre Dame, March looked to be a promising month. This was when the forecourt and crypt of the Parisian cathedral, devastated by a fire in April 2019, were set to reopen marking a first victory in the restoration. However, as COVID-19 has tightened its grip on France, restoration efforts […]

Notre Dame forecourt could reopen next month

Following the devastating fire that engulfed Notre Dame last April, lead pollution has been amongst the top concerns within the building, itself, as well as the surrounding area. Following a stint of extensive cleaning in the area, though, the cathedral’s forecourt could be open to the public once again as early as next month. ‘We […]

Notre Dame among sites considered at-risk by World Monuments Fund

Every two years, the World Monuments Fund (WMF), based in New York City, announces sites around the world that are deemed to be at-risk. The purpose of the list is to raise awareness for sites that are ‘in need of urgent action that demonstrate the potential to trigger social change through conservation.’ The WMF’s 2020 […]

French Parliament passes bill aiding Notre Dame’s reconstruction

In the few months since Notre Dame was engulfed in flame, much has happened. Billionaires have promised funds to rebuild the monument, which has been met with praise and controversy alike, an exhibition of works from the cathedral have been put on show at the J. Paul Getty Museum in California, and there has been […]

J. Paul Getty honours Notre Dame with new exhibition

Just weeks after UNESCO added new sites to its registry of World Heritage Sites, another site, recognized by the organization in 1991, will be honoured by an exhibition at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Notre Dame, the historic centre of Paris, begun in 1160, and on April 15th of this year tragically […]

Saving Notre Dame: Damages, Renovations, and a Brilliant Future

Although Île de la Cité’s Notre Dame withstood looting, vandalizing during the French Revolution and bomb threats in both world wars, the fire on Monday, April 15 caused the most damage during the cathedral’s 854 years of history. While the cultural heritage site’s most famous relic, a part of the thorny crown that Jesus Christ […]

Paris’ Notre Dame engulfed in flames

Only a few hours ago, Notre Dame cathedral in Paris caught fire and was subsequently evacuated. The enormous blaze has continued as firefighters have worked hard to control and extinguish the blaze, which Paris officials are saying could have started due to restoration work being performed on the church. A Notre Dame spokesperson says the […]