Paris Archivists Seek to Collect, Preserve Memorials from Attacks

December 21st, 2015

The New York Times covers the efforts of archivists to preserve the public artworks and installations created in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks this fall.  “We need to leave some of the objects, and at the same time, we need to make room for the sidewalk, sometimes even the road, so that life can go on,” says Guillaume Nahon, director of the Paris archives.  “It’s a day-to-day process, and a contradictory one too, because these memorials are supposed to be ephemeral, but people still need a place to mourn for now.” 

Read more at NYT