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Chartres and the Rhetoric of Gothic Cathedrals at Harvard
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)
American Friends of Chartres, the Standing Committee of Medieval Studies of Harvard University and the patronage of the Consul General of France in Boston, invite you to a lecture by Paul Crossley, Professor Emeritus of the Courtauld Institute of Art of London University on Chartres and the Rhetoric of Gothic Cathedrals, Tuesday March 12, 2013 at 5:30pm, at the Sackler Museum, 485 Broadway, Cambridge, Massachussetts. The lecture will be preceded by a short presentation of American Friends of Chartres activities and projects (the website: www.friendsofchartres.org is being updated) and a photographic presentation by Art Sacré Photographers, Dennis and PJ Aubrey.
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AMERICAN FRIENDS OF CHARTRES
AMERICAN FRIENDS OF CHARTRES (AFC) is a non-profit organization which was created in 2005 to assist in the restoration and preservation of the cathedral of Nôtre-Dame de Chartres, a priceless example of medieval art and architecture, and a treasure to be preserved and maintained for future generations.
Through AFC, Americans can participate for the first time in this
effort. In future years, AFC will expand its mission to foster knowledge and appreciation of stained glass in the United States, establish educational exchange programs in the field of historic art glass, and strengthen ties between the American and French cultural communities.
AFC is enlisting individual and corporate donors in the U.S. to accelerate needed repairs, cleaning and restoration of the stained-glass windows and sculptures. To date, of the 175 windows in Nôtre-Dame
de Chartres, only 20% have been restored.
AFC will work in association with Chartres, Sanctuaire du Monde, a private French organization, which for 14 years has worked in close cooperation with the Historic Monuments Commission and supports the public efforts of the French government to restore this unique monument. All funds raised are matched by the French government
A Message from AMERICAN FRIENDS OF CHARTRES:
An open thank you letter
To those who recently attended our event - the lecture by Prof. Paul Crossley
on March 12, 2013, at Harvard University.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees of American Friends of Chartres, this is to thank you for coming to the lecture by Paul Crossley on March 12, 2013, at Harvard University. We had over 300 participants. We were pleased that so many of you came to share our passion for Chartres, to feel its beauty through the spectacular photography by Dennis Aubrey and PJ McKey, and be inspired by the "Rhetoric of Gothic Cathedrals". I was so honored to welcome you as friends of Chartres.
I am most grateful to all those who already contributed generously on the occasion of the lecture to launch the fund-raising campaign for AFC's second project: the restoration of Bay 140, which consists of two lancets and a rose. These stained-glass windows represent Saint James the Major, Saint Peter and the Christ blessing the world. They were crafted and installed between 1205 and 1215, and are a magnificent example of medieval stained-glass art.
For your forthcoming contributions, you can now do so through our website using the PayPal option at
Any contribution counts.
or send a check to:
American Friends of Chartres
PO Box 40105
Washington, DC 20016
Please Check our website www.friendsofchartres.org,
Dominique Lallement, President
Damien Balsan, AFC Board