Contribute to the restoration of the Tancrède et Clorinde tapestry and help to the presentation of this hanging made up of seven works, never exhibited before.
Herminie helping Tancrède to get up, detail of the main scene © Jean-Luc Paillé
Woven in wool and silk, in Paris, during the second half of the 17th century, according to sketches by Michel 1er Corneille, these seven works represent chapters from the Poem Jerusalem Delivered by Tasso and published in 1581.
These tapestries, purchased by the Centre des monuments nationaux between 1967 and 2012, are currently being cleaned and restored within the prestigious workshops of the De Wit royal manufacturers in Belgium. The work achieved combines advanced technologies with traditional skills.
In order to enhance this restoration, a new lighting for the wall-hanging is also planned.
The global budget is 330.000€. The tapestry will be presented in early 2017.
Bring your support to French heritage, make a donation for the restoration and exhibition of the Tancrède et Clorinde tapistry.
However much you donate, if you wish you can have your name [or the name of a person of your choice] listed on the donors page of the website.
> For all donations above €50, you will also receive 1 free entry ticket to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.
> For all donations above €100, you will also receive 2 free entry tickets to the monument of your choice, from the 100 monuments managed by the Centre des Monuments Nationaux.
> For all donations above €300, you will be invited, with the person of your choice, to the inauguration of the tapistry once restaured, in the presence of the restoration team and the director of the château de Châteaudun.
> For all donations above €600, you will be invited, with the person of your choice, to a private guided visit with the director of the château de Châteaudun.
> For all donations above €1,000, you will become a member of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux sponsors club and will be invited for one year, with the person of your choice, to our unique events all over France (Invitations to Monuments en mouvement, Monuments en musique, exhibition previews, etc.).
*Our invitations do not include transport and accommodation.
Mme Lydie MONTAGNE-RIVIERE