Kering Sponsors Return of Historic HÃ©loÃ¯se and AbÃ©lard Chest to France
TRUE ROMANCE: The so-called HÃ©loÃ¯se and AbÃ©lard reliquary chest is to go on display in public for the first time as part of this yearâs European Heritage Days, thanks to the patronage of .
The chest, which contains relics and documents relating to the story of HÃ©loÃ¯se dâArgenteuil and Pierre AbÃ©lard, a tale of impossible love that is said to have inspired a number of romantic writers in the 18th century, will be presented at the luxury groupâs Paris headquarters on the weekend of Sept. 15 and 16 before entering the collection of the Ãcole Nationale SupÃ©rieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. The Kering base is in the former Laennec hospital on Rue de SÃ¨vres.
Kering in supporting the project said it was responding to a call from the French Ministry for Culture and Communication to keep this ânational treasureâ in France.
âThis reflects our commitment to preserving, enriching and promoting Franceâs artistic and cultural legacy. For these same reasons I wanted this national treasure to be unveiled to the public during the European Heritage Days, in an unprecedented dialogue with the Pinault Collection, in this exceptional venue,â said FranÃ§ois-Henri Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of Kering.Source: Google News France | Netizen 24 France