Dating back to 1006 and symbolising an important event in French history, the Bayeux Tapestry will be restored. What do we know about this historic site? Why did the French government make such a decision? Answers highlighting his questions following this article.
A brief history of the monument and current situation
Dating back more than a thousand years and in its ancient status and erected to celebrate the glorious landing of William the Conqueror on English soil. In 1948 it was classified as the first ever "Monument of World History" and introduced into the circle of "Memories of the World" by UNESCO. It was announced a few years earlier as a loan object to the English during a great meeting between the two nations. This historic museum has been closed for about 20 weeks, an order from the State, always in the fight against a probable revival of massive contamination induced by the big gatherings. This has resulted in depopulated streets and a lack of daily traffic at the museum's cash registers. The most important thing is its rehabilitation, which is now urgent in view of its current state. What then are the real reasons for the decision to redesign it.
A rehabilitation that takes an urgent pace
An inspection is made by eight experts in the rehabilitation of old textiles. The disgusting results show that there are 9646 structures missing from the canvas and embroidery. Then, 24204 is the total number of stains identified. As for the folds, they are 16445 with 30 different tears. These figures prompted a quicker decision to refurbish it. Thus, decided to make it a new jewel, the moment will open two years after its rehabilitation, in 2026. The objectives set are clear: to make the tears stable, to rid the monument of dust. Correcting the fragility and giving a new touch to the tapestry are other goals of its rehabilitation. Finally, it should be noted that it is likely that these works will be confined by France and England.