Cycle conférence Fouilles – Salle de Justice (Naef) © ACV (Archives Cantonales Vaudoises) / Salle du Châtelain © Julian James

Conference : "Albert Naef’s Heritage" by Claire Huguenin

Sep 3, 2019
- Conférence

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.

TIMINGS:
5pm: Guided, in-depth tour of the exhibition
6:30pm: Conference

PRICES:
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: info@chillon.ch / +41(0)21 966 89 10

Online Tickets

Chillon on social networks

    The castle is open every day of the year, except on January 1st and December 25th.

    Today: from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm (last entry at 6:00 pm)

    INDIVIDUAL VISITORS
    Admission fees
    Adult CHF 12.50
    Child 6-15 years CHF 6.00
    Family (2 adults with up to 5 children 6-15 years) CHF 29.00

    GROUPS (20 peolple min.)
    Admission fees
    Adult CHF 9.50
    Child 6-15 years CHF 5.00

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