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Virtual exhibition: Cultural Heritage Lost, Endangered, Reborn

Although it seems that monuments, paintings and landscapes will last forever, they do not. Wars and catastrophic events, overuse or simply long-term neglect wears them away, sometimes leaving just ruins as a romantic reminder. In this European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018, the Jacques Delors Institute commits itself to the heritage that has vanished, as well as that which, like some species, is becoming extinct. This is not always inevitable. The human spirit is capable of producing masterpieces and of resuscitating them. Rebuild, restore, recover. Hasn’t the European Union always been built on the ashes of totalitarianisms?

|   18/05/2018             |   Inès Ferrand-Pérez             |   Democracy and citizenship

This virtual exhibit presents sites and objects of Europe’s cultural heritage that have vanished, are threatened – or are being restored. Familiar sites, others that are too little known, as well as parts of our natural heritage are illustrated in a tour of the continent’s four corners. Here, national monuments and other works that are the pride and joy of our cities and regions present some of our common European heritage. Some have been carefully been maintained and celebrated to honour our entire civilization, other have been disfigured and destroyed by war.

Titre EN
Introduction EN
1 - Patrimoine perdu EN
Oradour-sur-Glane where on 10 June 1944 642 inhabitants were massacred by a WW2 German Waffen-SS company, Limousin, France
2 - San Lorenzo EN
3 - Pavillon Balar EN
2 - Patrimoine en péril EN
4 - Venise EN
5 - Liverpool EN
6 - Pompei EN
7 - Patarei EN
8 - Chateau de la Mothe Chandenier EN
2 - Patrimoine naturel en péril EN
9 - CalaConta EN
10 - Wadden EN
11 - Pologne foret EN
3 - Patrimoine renaissant (2) EN
12 - Reims EN
13 - Guernica EN
14 - ND Dresde EN
15 - Varsovie EN
16 - Sarajevo EN
17 - Mosta EN
18 - Fenice EN
Fonds noir EN