PINAULT
COLLECTION
numéro 13
October 2019
March 2020
 
<div style="text-align: right;"> <b>Jean-Jacques<br>Aillagon</b> </div> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <div> <span class="alinea"></span>2019 is a year of major projects for the Pinault Collection. It is of course, first and foremost, the Bourse de Commerce project that requires the attention, energy, and competence of its many teams and companies. This magnificent project—for which Tadao Ando, Lucie Niney and Thibault Marca of the NeM agency, Pierre‑Antoine Gatier, and SETEC Bâtiment have meticulously restored a great monument and enriched it with a spectacular architectural creation—will soon be completed, and is preparing to welcome its first exhibitions and visitors next year. <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>Other projects have also allowed the Pinault Collection to look beyond its own missions and contribute to the preservation of a heritage that will be passed on to future generations. For instance, the Pinault Collection provided crucial financial support to the restoration of the house where Victor Hugo lived during his exile in Guernsey, a property of the City of Paris. With this help, Paris Musées was able to very quickly and effectively restore this house, which had been tarnished and weakened over the decades, returning it to an even more impressive state as the site was extended to the garden, whose restoration benefited from Louis Benech’s talented eye. The house itself was restored under the watchful gaze of its curator, Gérard Audinet, by an intelligent and sensitive project manager, Riccardo Giordano. <br><br> <span class="alinea"></span>Ten days after the inauguration of Hauteville House by the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, on April 5, we were shocked to learn of the terrible disaster that struck Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris. In the middle of the night, the fire barely under control by the Paris fire brigade, François and François‑Henri Pinault announced their decision to allocate a donation of 100 million euros to restore the building: a powerful testament, once again, to the Pinault Collection’s tireless commitment to heritage and to creativity, aimed toward a common cause, that of culture, of civilization. </div> <br>
 

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