French architect Didier Repellin talk about preservation and heritage at National Museum


Didier Repellin, Chief Architect and inspector General of Historic Mounuments in France, will give a lecture on "Preservation and Adaptation: Responding to History", where he will emphasise the importance of understanding the specific nature of each historic building in customising a practical approach in terms of conservation, restoration or renovation. He will provide insights on such work by sharing his experience of working on heritage projects in France, Cambodia and Singapore. He will also provide an overview of the approaches undertaken in France to restore numerous historic buildings that were ruined during the French Revolution, and will elaborate on the training and expertise required to work on historic buildings in France. This lecture will be moderated by French architect Jean-François Milou of studioMilou Singapore.

The dialogue session will evolve around the topic of "Making Heritage Contemporary", where Didier Repellin will raise the idea that the approach and policy towards built heritage should develop hand-in-hand with the industry in terms of legislation, techniques of restoration, safety codes as well as urban design aesthetics. This will be an excellent opportunity for architectural and heritage professionals to have a valuable discussion on keeping heritage fresh and modern, and to learn from a renowned veteran architect in heritage preservation and restoration.

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Lecture on "Preservation and Adaptation: Responding to History"

Date: Friday 18 January 2013 at 7.30pm

Venue: Salon, National Museum of Singapore

Dialogue session on "Making Heritage Contemporary: A Conversation with Didier Repellin"

Date: Saturday 19 January 2013 at 2.00 pm

Venue: Salon, National Museum of Singapore

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