French Arts Professionals Sign Open Letter Urging Slow, Deliberate Restoration of Notre Dame

April 30th, 2019

French newspaper Le Figaro has published an open letter signed by 1,169 academics and curators urging President Emmauel Macron avoid rushing a difficult process of restoration for Notre Dame Cathedral. “Let’s take the time to diagnose,” the letter reads. “A number of [experts] can be found in your administration, in the Ministry of Culture. Let us remind you of their expertise, take the right path to find them, and then, yes, set an ambitious deadline for an exemplary restoration not only for the present but also for generations to come.”

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