Fire at notre Dame cathedral

As the world takes in the enormous impact of the heartbreaking blaze at Notre Dame yesterday and awaits an assessment of the scale of the physical loss, we wish to express our solidarity and support to our French EAA members and the French nation as a whole.

Notre Dame will not lose its stature as a World Heritage site of outstanding universal value. Nor will it be diminished by this tragedy. It will maintain its significance and its unique spirit of place in the heart of Paris. Its global cultural significance will be retained and, in time, that significance will integrate a new mantle of consolidation and renewal.