Venice in Peril Fund celebrates its 50th Anniversary in 2021. It was founded in 1971, following on from the work of the Italian Art and Archives Rescue Fund that had initially been set up after the 1966 floods which ravaged both Florence and Venice.
After a £55,000 Appeal the conservation of the Nativity Triptych in the Accademia Galleries began in late 2019 and continues through 2021.
A joint project financed by Venice in Peril, the American-Italy Society, Save Venice, Italiano per Venezia and the Dutch and Austrian Committees
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.
The marble memorial to sculptor Antonio Canova in the church of the Frari is Venice’s most striking monument from the age of neo-classicism.
The rare surviving Veneto-Byzantine church of San Nicolo dei Mendicoli with its richly ornate interior, has been associated with Venice in Peril since 1972. After damaging flooding in 2019, a further project of flood defence is being funded by the Acqua Alta 2019 Appeal.