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A little history…
In 1990, a handful of enthusiasts of our newspaper launched a competition intended to support the restoration of “small” religious heritage, with the sponsorship of Pierre de Lagarde, the creator of the magazine. Masterpieces in danger and the support of the Notre-Dame de la Source association, protector of wayside crosses.
Over the years, its success has only grown. The prizes have been extended to civilian heritage and young artistic artisans, to help them take off. Several other associations and companies, not the least important, have joined us: the Heritage Foundation, La Sauvegarde de l’art français, and Le Jour du Seigneur, the France 2 show.
In 2011, the Chantiers du Cardinal, which finances the construction of places of worship in Île-de-France, created with THE Pilgrim the contemporary heritage prize, to support the creation and renovation of works of sacred art: the heritage of tomorrow!
In 2019, Pilgrim reinforced its commitment by launching the Heritage Institute, and a Heritage Apprentice prize in partnership with the GMH, the Group of companies for the restoration of historic monuments, the first edition of which, linked to the Notre-Dame de Paris will be held this year.
Among the distinguished works: chapel walls, frescoes, statues, paintings, and stained glass windows. But also a Coptic-Arabic gospel book dating from the 12th century, an Art Nouveau mausoleum from the end of the 19th century, a walnut dryer or even a large semi-industrial mosaic from the last century…
>>> Discover our winners of the 2021 edition in video!