SAFEGUARD To help finance this renovation, the Heritage Foundation hopes to raise 30,000 euros

 Haut-Rhin : A call for donations to restore the Luemschwiller altarpiece dating from the 15th century

A Flemish altarpiece dating from the 16th century (illustration). – J. Gicquel/20 Minutes

The altarpiece & laquo; The life of the Virgin & raquo; de Luemschwiller (Haut-Rhin) in need of restoration in depth. The work has been done. esteemed nearly 150,000 euros. & nbsp; A sum that the small town cannot afford on its own. & nbsp; To help it, the Heritage Foundation has launched & nbsp; a call for donations & agrave; height of 30,000 euros, & nbsp; France 3 Grand Est & nbsp; Tuesday.

& laquo; This artwork undeniably merits our support & raquo;

This treasure dates from the end of the 15th century. & laquo; It is the best preserved altarpiece. d'Alsace, after that of Unterlinden & raquo;, & nbsp; according to Claude Gasser, d & eacute; l & eacute; l & eacute; Haut-Rhin deputy of the Heritage Foundation. & laquo; This work undoubtedly deserves our support, adds Pierre Goetz, slightly disappointed; regional foundation.

To restore the masterpiece, it will first be necessary to eradicate the xylophagous insects that threaten its wood panels. The experts will also have to stabilize and revive the various layers of paint. If the 30,000 euros are not collected, the municipality of Luemschwiller will have to dip into its own funds. The Foundation could also help out. the pocket.