Tuesday 10 April at 6pm at the Lieu unique, Nantes (free entry).
In our cycle of conferences IEAoLU Tuesdays in partnership with the Lieu uniqque, we will recieve Benedicte Savoy on "are we being crushed by our heritage? Museums, sources and restitution at the beginning of the 21st century.”
In 1923, after a visit to the Louvre Museum, Paul Valéry wrote in an essay which has since become famous: "our heritage is crushing us”. A century later, the question of where the works of art in our museums come from, of their usefulness and their possible restitution remains strikingly relevant. Are we capable of withstanding this heritage today? And if so, how?
Bénédicte Savoy is professor of art history at Technische Universität in Berlin and holds the international chair in “Cultural history of artistic heritage in Europe, 18th-20th centuries” at the Collège de France.
Lecture about the publication Europa, notre histoire presented by Étienne François and John Tolan