Venice in Peril

Religious art

Trinity Wellhead, Archivio di Stato

To mark Venice in Peril’s half century we are launching an Appeal to fund the conservation of the early 18th-century ‘Trinita’ wellhead in the great cloister of the Archvio di Stato

Iconostasis, Cathedral of Torcello

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.

Cappella Emiliani, Church of San Michele

Spectacularly sited but vulnerable 16th-century chapel on the cemetery island of San Michele involved the overhaul of 19th-century restorations and was a long and difficult project which took place between 2001-06.