In memoriam

Jacques Dalibard (1935-2007)

Jacques Dalibard est un membre fondateur de l’APT qui s’est réuni pour la première fois à New Richmond au Québec en 1968. He served as the Canadian editor of APT’s Bulletin, from 1968 to 1973 and was APT’s third president from 1972 to 1974. Over the course of his professional life, he was an educator, architect, planner, author, administrator, and always, a visionary. After Jacques graduated from Columbia University, he worked at Parks Canada as the first chief of Restoration Services. Il a eu un rôle clé dans la conservation de nombreux lieux historiques nationaux comme la Forteresse de Louisbourg en Nouvelle-Écosse, le Parc de l’Artillerie à Québec et Dawson City au Yukon. In 1974, Jacques helped found the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada and served as its director. In 1978, Jacques became the Executive Director of the Heritage Canada Foundation, now the National Trust for Canada. He was responsible for creating various programs including Main Street Canada, the Canadian Center for Liveable Cities, and the Canadian Heritage Network. He was a founding member of ICOMOS Canada, which he served as President. At the international level, he served as ICOMOS International’s Treasurer General and UNESCO special advisor. Jacques Dalibard croyait au partage du savoir par l’écriture, le mentorat et l’enseignement.

  • [click] Jacques Dalibard Web Exhibit - Prepared and hosted by Carleton University, Ottawa - Contains photos, reports, and articles.
  • [click] Jacques Dalibard archives - Carleton University
  • [click] Jacques Dalibard Curriculum Vitae (to 1984)^
  • [click] Jacques Dalibard - FCPP Dix ans de stratégie de sauvetage - Continuité No. 18, 1983
  • [click] Jacques Dalibard - Article 'A sense of place' in The Hill magazine 1989
  • [click] Régions patrimoniales: un nouveau projet pilote, Continuité, No.45, 1989
  • [click] Jacques Dalibard Profile (to 1990)
  • [click] Dalibard profile in 'Capital Network' magazine (1990)
  • [click] Jacques Dalibard: A Pioneer and Leader of Heritage Conservation in Canada and Beyond
    by Susan D. Bronson, Susan Buggey and Michael A. Tomlan
  • [click] Gabrielle Léger Award for Lifetime Achievement in Heritage Conservation
  • [click] 'Visionary' worked to guard heritage - Article by Charles Enman in the Ottawa Citizen
  • [click] Preservationist valued Canadian heritage - Article by Chalres Enman in the National Post
  • [click] Hommage par F. LeBlanc
  • [click] 1999 Interview by Jim Donaldson, McGill Engineering School of Architecture

Images

Jacques Dalibard in the Labrador Straits

Jacques Dalibard on a fishing boat near Forteau, Labrador, while participating to a review of the Labrador Straits Heritage Region Project - 1991

Jacques Dalibard in Cowichan 1991

Jacques Dalibard in the Cowichan Valley, BC while visiting the Cowichan-Chemainus Ecomuseum Project, part of HCF's Heritage Regions network - 1991

Hnatyshyn

Jacques Dalibard receiving the Order of Canada from the Right Honourable Ray Hnatyshyn 24th Governor General of Canada in office from Jan. 29, 1990 - Feb. 8, 1995

Jacques Dalibard and Makarios III

Jacques Dalibard meeting with Makarios III, a Greek Cypriot clergyman and politician, who served as the Archbishop and Primate of the autocephalous Church of Cyprus (1950–1977) and as the first President of Cyprus (1960–1977). Jacques met with him within the framework of a special UNESCO mission to Cyprus.

In a report entitled "Rapport sur la situation du patrimoine culturel dans 1'ile de Chypre après les événements de 1'été 1974", Mr. Gerard Bolla, "Directeur du Département du Patrimoine culturel a 1'UNESCO" and Mr. Giorgio Torraca, "Directeur adjoint du centre international d'études pour la conservation et la restauration des biens culturels de Rome" recommended that" dans une première étape, 1'échange indispensable d'informations (between the Turkish and Greek Cypriot sectors of the island) se fasse par le truchement d'un spécialiste nominé par le Directeur général de 1'UNESCO. Ce spécialiste pourrait porter le titre de "Conseiller pour le patrimoine culturel" et être rattaché au Représentant spécial."

At the November 1974 meeting of the executive council of ICOMOS in Paris, Mr. Bolla approached Mr. Jacques Dalibard, Chief, Restoration Services Division for the Government of Canada and asked him if he would be in a position to accept such an assignment provided all parties agreed on his nomination. Eventually all the problems were resolved and it was decided that Mr. Dalibard would leave Canada on January 27th for a briefing in Paris at UNESCO headquarters and that he would spend two months, February and March, in Cyprus.

Jacques Dalibard & Pierre Burton

Famous Canadian author Pierre Burton (President of the Heritage Canada Foundation Board) receiving the 'Main Street Canada' model in appreciation of his contribution and leadership for the Main Street Canada Program in the early 1980s.

Jacques Dalibard & Sir Bernard Feilden

Jacques Dalibard and Sir Bernard Feilden from the UK, elected Director of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) in 1977. Sir Bernard Feilden CBE FRIBA (11 September 1919 – 14 November 2008) was a conservation architect whose work encompassed cathedrals, the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal.

Jacques Dalibard & Suzanne BélangerMadame Suzanne Bélanger, conseillère du district numéro 14 et maire suppléante, a remis, au nom du maire de Québec, M. Jean Pelletier, la médaille de la ville de Québec à M. Jacques Dalibard, directeur général de la Fondation canadienne pour la protection du patrimoine. Cet honneur lui fut attribué pour souligner sa contribution à l'inscription de l'arrondissement historique de Québec sur la liste du patrimmoine mondial de l'UNESCO.

Jacques Dalibard

Jacques Dalibard in the late 1960s

Jacques Dalibard 1981

Jacques Dalibard près de Chenini en Tunisie, 1981