'A Venetian evening with the Querini Stampalia Foundation'
An opportunity to hear about the Palazzo Querini Stampalia - a house museum and one of the most delightful places to visit in Venice. It was given to the city in 1869 by Count Giovanni Querini with specific wishes for public access to the library and collections, which are shown in its historic interiors. These include a series of scenes of Venetian life by Gabriele Bella, some of which were conserved as a Venice in Peril Fund project. The museum is also known for its ground floor remodelling by Carlo Scarpa in 1961 and Mario Botta in 1990.
Elisabetta Dal Carlo is a scholar of baroque and neo-classical decorative arts and in particular 18th-century ceramics and works as conservator at the Fondazione Querini Stampalia of Venice. She studied at Ca' Foscari University in Venice and received her Ph.D. from Siena University. She lectures in Italy and abroad on the art of porcelain and has edited catalogues on decorative art collections and various publications on Venetian and Veneto art history.
Barbara Rossi works for the Development Office of Querini Stampalia.
This lecture will take place at the Oxford & Cambridge Club, 71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HD
Tickets; £20 & £15 for Friends (to include a glass of wine after the lecture)
Available here or phone 020 7736 6891
Lecture begins at 7pm