Awarded to two BA Conservation Graduates from City & Guilds of London Art School who spend three months with the Benedictine Community undertaking conservation maintenance in the Abbey church.
The iconostasis – a screen with icons between sanctuary and nave – is richly expressive of Veneto-Byzantine tradition. The stonework dates to 1100 and the paintings to the early 15C.
Launched after the disastrous series of Acque Alte in November 2019. By March 2020, supporters of Venice in Peril Fund had helped us raise more than £150,000 towards three new projects.
Over the years Venice in Peril Fund has supported exhibitions that illustrate key moments in the history of Venice and extend our understanding of the city as a place of innovation and creativity with a world wide influence.
Conservation of fifteen bound volumes of the campaign dispatches of one of Venice’s great commanders, Francesco Morosini, marking the 400th anniversiry of his birth.
Two projects repairing windows and shutters and the traditional terrazzo floor of the Sukkah in the Canton Scuola, home to the Jewish Museum, in the oldest Ghetto in the world.
A Kyriale without hard covers and badly compacted parchment folios underwent a novel treatment, while the binding, pigments and ink burns of a Graduale were consolidated in 2018-2019.
The annual GeM Award funds a three month programme to attend accredited conservation courses and shadow conservation practitioners in the UK.
Specialist conservation was needed for for eighteen pieces of the Renaissance Maiolica collection in the Museo Corner – display objects which would have been arranged on buffets in private palaces
Twenty sketchbooks by Ippolito Caffi illustrating memorable scenes of his travels are being conserved and will return to permanent display at the Correr Museum later in 2019.