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France agrees to Advisers request to study restoration of Le Corbusier Heritage

France agrees to Advisers request to study restoration of Le Corbusier Heritage

 

Chandigarh, 31st December 2019.On the request of Sh.Manoj Parida, IAS,Adviser to the Administrator, the Government of France has agreed to send an expert appraisal mission to study the restoration of Le Corbusier heritage in Chandigarh.

In a written communication sent by Emmanuel Lenain, Ambassador Of France to Manoj Parida, Adviser to Administrator, the dates for this mission have been indicated. The Experts from the National School of Architecture of Paris –Belleville, the Le Corbusier Foundation and the Laboratoire de Recherche des Monuments Historiques (LRMH)  will visit Chandigarh from 3rd to 9th February. They will be accompanied by representatives  of the Embassy of France in India.

The preliminary diagnosis that the experts will provide following their mission will serve as basis for recommendations and technical assistance for further restoration of the heritage sites convened.

Regarding technical assistance on the conservation of the large items and furniture designed by Mr. Piere Jeaneret, the cultural services and Alliance franchise de Chandigarh are in discussion with the French Ministry of Culture.

In this regard, experts are being identified and an appraisal mission dedicated to the restoration of the concerned furniture is likely to visit in March, 2020.