Exactly three years after the fire that partially ravaged the Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Alliance Française de Singapour unveils (RE)BIRTHS, a spectacular exhibition on the construction and successive restorations of one of the most iconic symbols of France throughout the centuries. Running from 15 April – 15 June, the programme is part of the ongoing French Excellence programme and is accompanied by a series of talks, film screenings and workshops that will further encourage dialogue and introduce a deeper understanding of the legacy of this French monument.
A universal symbol of Paris and France and a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral has fascinated and inspired pilgrims and visitors all over the world for more than eight centuries, and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage site of “Paris Banks of the Seine”. Home to some of the most important relics of Christendom, the cathedral bears incredible historic, artistic, architectural and religious significance. On 15 April 2019, the violent fire that partially ravaged Notre-Dame de Paris provoked strong emotions throughout the world and an exceptional surge of generosity and solidarity. Since then, a collective adventure has taken shape and an unprecedented construction site has been set up to rebuild Notre-Dame de Paris in five years, sparking important discussions on conservation and culture.
Venue: Alliance Française de Singapore, La Galerie, 1 Sarkies Rd, Singapore 258130
When: 16 Apr - 23 Jul 2022,