Notre-Dame de Paris, 2019. Photograph: Hossam.ouda. Creative Commons Attribution Share Alike 4.0 International.

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Notre-Dame Cathedral de Paris: five years on

  • Monday 12 February 2024
  • Lecturer: Dr Alexandra Gajewski

The fire that took hold in the early evening of 15 April 2019 in the roof space of Notre-Dame de Paris, was watched by millions around the globe. By the time the fire was extinguished, the cathedral’s spire had collapsed, most of its roof had been destroyed, and its upper walls were severely damaged. In the five years since a massive programme of cleaning, reconstruction and renewal has taken place, the results of which are now being revealed to the public.

This online lecture will be recorded and available to ticketholders for one week after the event.


Dr Alexandra Gajewski is Reviews Editor of the Burlington Magazine and lives in France, her main interest being mediaeval architecture. She has published on the Cistercian Abbey of Le Lys and on Cistercian architecture in Anjou and Cîteaux, inter alia. She completed a PhD in Gothic architecture in Northern Burgundy at the Courtauld Institute and is currently leading tours with a number of organisations.

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