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CLOISTER OF ST. TROPHIME

CLOISTER OF ST. TROPHIME
Arles, France
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BACKGROUND

The Church of St. Trophime in Arles, France, is an important pilgrimage site and the starting point of the Via Tolosana to Santiago de Compostela. Constructed in the eleventh and twelfth centuries—a time of great prosperity in Arles—the church houses some of the world’s finest examples of Romanesque sculpture. St. Trophime stands on the site of a fifth-century basilica dedicated to St. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

World Monuments Fund first approached the conservation of the cloister in 2008 by analyzing its columns and capitals to determine the best methods for cleaning, repairing, and maintaining the structure. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

St. Trophime is an important ensemble of medieval French sculpture still found in its original location. The quality of the workmanship reflects the religious, economic, and artistic significance of Arles in the Middle Ages. St. (...)

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Field Dispatch: Cloister of St. Trophime

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Interactive Panoramic Images

Tito Dupret, a Belgian photojournalist, produced panophotographies of the Cloister of St. Trophime as part of his international mission to photograph World Heritage sites.

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VIDEOS
World Monuments FundMulti-Media Work Drawn from WMF’s Conservation Project at St. Trophime, Arles
April, 2013

After an introduction by Glenn Boornazian of WMF’s conservation project at St. Trophime, Didier Happe presents some of the exciting new ways technology is allowing the public to explore heritage sites. Art Graphique et Patrimoine’s work at St. Trophime gives the viewer unique, interactive opportunities to learn about this masterpiece of medieval art and architecture.

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