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What can we learn from the Notre Dame fire?

After the fire that damaged Notre Dame, an art historian explains what's in store for the cathedral and why neglecting major landmarks is so dire.
fire truck near Notre Dame as it burns

A horrific fire claimed most of the roof and iconic spire at the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris on April 15, a destructive event that caused potentially even more harm to the 12th century building’s historic and religious artifacts and treasures.

Charles McClendon, a professor of the history of art at Brandeis University, studies art and architecture in western Europe with a particular emphasis on ancient and medieval times.

Here, with the world vowing to rebuild the cathedral, McClendon discusses the Notre Dame’s past and future.

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