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Notre-Dame Online

Notre Dame de Paris, Édouard Baldus 1850-1859, From the collection of The J. Paul Getty Museum

Notre-Dame has come to embody a range of meanings in the cultural imagination: a major religious structure, a masterpiece of medieval architecture, a repository for important relics and art, a symbol of Paris, and a French landmark.

When a fire ravaged the 850-year-old cathedral on April 15, 2019, the fate of the building became uncertain. In recognition of this historic event and its aftermath, the J. Paul Getty Museum organized an exhibition with paintings, photographs, and engravings, a selection of which is presented here, now online