Transforming the Chateau de Versailles into a National Museum

This lecture by Thomas W. Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute, is part of a spring 2016 lecture series, Versailles: Space, Power, Memory, organized by the Architectural Studies Program and the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures. The series is designed to investigate how the intensive study of the history and physical configuration of sites contributes to our understanding of what it means to be human.

This event is also sponsored by Artchitectural Studies Program, the Department of History of Art and Architecture, the Department of French and Italian, Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, the Cultural Studies program, and the Humanities Center. For more information on the series, contact Drew Armstrong at or click here.


Monday, March 28, 2016 - 6:00pm

Location and Address

Carnegie Museum of Art Theater