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Authenticity in the Conservation of Historic Houses and Palace-Museums

Conference ICOM DEMHIST/ARRE - 7-11 October 2014 - Palace of Compiègne and Palace of Versailles, France

Organised jointly by the International Committee for Historic House Museums (ICOM DEMHIST) and the Association of European Royal Residences (ARRE), the conference “Authenticity in the Conservation of Historic Houses and Palace-Museums” took place from 7-11 October 2014 at the Palace of Compiègne (France).

In order to explore the subject properly, the programme lasted five days: two conference days at the Palace of Compiègne on 7 and 9 October and three days visiting some of the most emblematic residences of the Ile-de-France region on 8, 10 and 11 October.

Exclusive visits to other significant sites in the region enabled participants to discuss the issues of authenticity that they raise: the former royal residences of Fontainebleau and Versailles; the Duke of Aumale’s castle in Chantilly and the Cahen d’Anvers Château in Champs-sur-Marne; the castel de Pierrefonds (restored by Viollet-Le-Duc for Napoleon III) and the privately-owned château du Fayel.

This conference was supported by the Délégation générale à la langue française et aux langues de France (ministère de la Culture et de la Communication) and by ICOM France.

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