The 2017 Symposium on the Arts of France: The History of the French Château

Chambord comme vous ne l’avez jamais vu/Chambord as you’ve never seen it: Inventing the basis for sustainable development in a historic, cultural frame

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
11:00 a.m. Coffee/ 11:30 a.m. Lecture
54 W. Chicago Avenue
Individual Lecture Tickets: $45

Nearly 500 years ago, King François I of France ordered the construction of what would become the jewel in the crown of the Loire Valley: Château de Chambord. The beauty and elegance of this Renaissance palace has survived centuries of kings, dukes and princes – even the Venus de Milo and the Mona Lisa took respite at the château during the ills of World War II.


Frédéric Bouilleux, Deputy Managing Director and Development Director of the Domaine national de Chambord, Bouilleux will guide us through the recently restored formal gardens, which have been a tremendous achievement for the château, as well as emphasizing the historic and artistic issues at the heart of Chambord. He will also explain the Chambord strategy, underlining the difficulties and the successes of a historical building that has to survive in the XXI century.


Opportunities are still available for Grand Patron and Patron sponsorships. Please call Conery Hoffman at 312 337-1070 for more information on sponsorship benefits.


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