Sep 3, 2019
The beginnings of castle restoration under Albert Naef by Claire Huguenin.
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
NOTE: conferences will only take place in French!
Guided-tour followed by a conference.
From the end of the 19th century to the first half of the 20th century, Chillon Castle was subjected to archaeological digs and a long restoration campaign under Albert Naef’s leadership. Even if our knowledge of the site has developed since then – and the interior layout formerly attributed to the site has changed – very prominent traces of this huge undertaking live on. These traces demonstrate how the restoration works were conceived, particularly their pedagogical role. After a brief recap of the facts, this talk will focus on this aspect, so as to decipher certain fairly disruptive dramatisations stemming from a desire to write various chapters of the building’s history on its very walls.
5pm: Guided, in-depth tour of the exhibition
One-off price of 30 CHF/person for guided tour + conference
or 12.50 CHF/person for the conference only (free for the Circle of Friends of Chillon Castle)
Tickets: www.chillon.ch or at the ticket office on the day of the event
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / +41(0)21 966 89 10