Lieutenant-Governor hosts directors of Paris Museums
Sir Ian and Lady Corder were delighted to host Mme Delphine Levy (Director General of the Paris Musées) and M Gérard Audinet (Curator/Director of Victor Hugo's Houses Museums) to dinner at Government House on Monday (10th April). Mme Levy and her team have been visiting Guernsey as part of fund-raising preparations for the forthcoming refurbishment of Hauteville House. The reburbishment, which is currently planned for the whole of 2018, is designed both to preserve the essential fabric of the building and to restore it more to its original state of decoration when Victor Hugo lived there.
The dinner, which followed a reception and tour of Hauteville House for potential supporters of the project, provided a valuable opportunity to consolidate the relationship between Guernsey and the City of Paris. It was attended by the Bailiff, Sir Richard Collas, Deputies Jonathan Le Tocq and Paul Le Pelley, Mme Odile Blanchette (Chief Administrator of Hauteville House and Honorary French Consul), and Ms Wendy Pedder (Visit Guernsey).
As a follow up to Mme Levy's trip, it is hoped that either the Mayor of Paris or her Deputy will visit the Bailiwick later in the year to further enhance the profile of this important work.