Near the Hishhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: John Robbins, Bob Hotes, Thom Minner, Florence Declaveillère, Tina Roach. Washington, D.C., August 2017
From our Scholar’s journal…
Currently travelling in the United States as part of her research mission, 2016 Richard Morris Hunt Scholar Florence Declaveillère had the opportunity to meet with Tina Roach (Fellow 2009) and Bob Hotes (Fellow 2011) during her passage through Washington, D.C., organized by RMHP USA Program Director Thom Minner. Visits included the Mellon Auditorium, the Georgetown waterfront and C&O Canal. John Robbins (Fellow 1990), Deputy Administrator of the National Gallery of Art, received Declaveillère for a luncheon and tour of the beautiful public building under his watch.
According to our latest news, Florence Declaveillère was dreaming under the luxurious live oaks of Savannah, visiting house museums and discovering that beautiful city under the guidance of SCAD professor and ICOMOS board member Jeff Eley. We wish Florence all the best as she continues her exploration of America’s waterfront towns.
Beginning in April 2016, La Pierre d’Angle, the prestigious monthly review of the Association nationale des Architectes des Bâtiments de France, has ceased printed publication, converting to an exclusively online format.
The July 2017 issue features a biographical sketch on the American architect Richard Morris Hunt by Paule Laudon, as well as a reflective essay by our 2017 Fellow, Beth Jacob. Please follow our link to access the full article in French, “Richard Morris Hunt: trait d’union entre les États-Unis et la France“.
Beth Jacob, RMHP Fellow 2017, newly arrived in Paris, is accompanied by Florence Declaveillère, RMHP Scholar 2016, on a visit to examine fire safety systems in place at the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, led by Colonel Régis Prunet.
During the 2016 ICOMOS General Assembly held in Istanbul, French expertise – “reliable and undisputed” in the field of research – was highlighted in a presentation from our 1993 RMHP Fellow, Jean-Christophe Simon, on the pertinence of “a common vision of built heritage, its preservation and its reception as a tool for development” (Jean-François Lagneau, President of ICOMOS France).
An issue for international discussion: “What Authenticity of Reconstruction?” by Jean-Christophe Simon. Questions and solutions proposed, the answers ICOMOS can offer.
To read Mr. Simon’s presentation notes, follow this link.
Jean-Chirstophe Simon is Architecte et urbaniste général de l’État, Inspecteur général des Patrimoines, and ICOMOS France Administrator.
Until May 30th, the École de Chaillot in Paris is receiving applications for its 2017-2019 cycle leading to the Diplôme de spécialisation et d’approfondissment – mention Architecture et patrimoine, which qualifies architects for preservation work in France. To learn more about this prestigious program, or to apply, follow this link.