Notre-Dame Fire: Sarah Brown Interviewed by National Press

22 April 2019


Our director Sarah Brown has been approached by various local, national, and international press organisations in relation to the recent fire at Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. Sarah has provided comments for the Express and Star, the Guardian, BBC News, the Art Newspaper, and the Press, as well as the One Show. The YGT has experience of dealing with the aftermath of a major fire. In 1984 the great fifteenth-century Rose Window of York Minster was significantly damaged by a fire that broke out in the thirteenth-century south transept of the cathedral. It was subsequently painstakingly conserved by the Trust, using what was then the most pioneering and cutting-edge technologies available. Special conservation adhesives were developed and used for the first time on this window, allowing YGT to retain as much of the now extremely fragile original material as possible. The fire also devastated the roof and stonework of the south transept, and the whole was restored as part of a £2.25 million project. 



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