• Canaletto: Painting Venice with Monserrat Pis Marcos

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    Event date and time: 11 May, 6.30pm UK time

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    The Holburne Museum in Bath will present the important series of twenty-three Canaletto paintings from Woburn Abbey commissioned by the 4th Duke of Bedford and which will be on exhibition from 16 May until 5 September 2021.  The paintings will leave Woburn for the first time in 70 years and this is one of the rare occasions that any of the successive Dukes of Bedford and Trustees of the Bedford Estates have lent the set of paintings since they arrived in Britain from Canaletto in the 1730s.

    This once in a lifetime exhibition will enable the close study of these paintings in an exhibition that also explores Canaletto’s life and work, alongside themes of 18th-century Venice and the Grand Tour.

    Created over a nine-year period, when the artist was at the pinnacle of his career, the Woburn Abbey paintings are the largest set of paintings that Canaletto ever produced, and much the largest that has remained together. The Holburne exhibition provides a unique opportunity to see these exceptional paintings at viewing height, as they normally hang three high in the setting in the Dining Room they have occupied at Woburn since the late 18th century.

    Monserrat Pis Marcos is an art historian and curator. She graduated in Management of Cultural Heritage and Curatorial Studies and has worked for museums and cultural institutions in Spain, Italy, Denmark, the United States and the United Kingdom. Her most recent curatorial projects are Canaletto: Painting Venice (2021), Sunil Gupta: The New Pre-Raphaelites (2021), (2021), The Body Observed. Magnum Photos (2019) and Masters of Japanese Photography (2016). She is currently a curator at the Holburne Museum.

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    Picture credit: From the Woburn Abbey Collection

     

  • The Old Church of San Zaccaria in the 15th Century

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    Event date and time: 23 March, 6.30pm UK time

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    This is a joint event with the America-Italy Society of Philadelphia and the Stichting Nederlands Venetië Comité with whom Venice in Peril Fund has been jointly funding the conservation of an important 15th century polychrome wooden crucifix that was recently discovered high up in the dome of San Zaccaria.

    Bernard Aikema, Chairman of the Dutch Committee for Venice, will show how the church of San Zaccaria owes its exceptional ensemble of architecture, altarpieces, decoration and choir stalls to the family of Doge Foscari.  This remarkable story gives context to the conservation of the crucifix as the treatment nears completion.

    Bernard Aikema is an art historian and curator of major exhibitions in Italy, the Netherlands and United States. His field of study is Northern Italian art and artistic relations between European countries in the Renaissance on which he has published extensively. Until 2019 he was Professor of Art History at Verona University and he is Chairman of the Dutch Committee for Venice: the Stichting Nederlands Venetië Comité

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  • Venice and Spirit of Place with John Darlington

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    Event date and time: 23 February, 6.30pm UK time

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    How to restore a city after disaster while maintaining the spirit of a place – or losing it? John Darlington looks at the questions around rebuilding heritage and other issues in relation to Venice. He is the Executive Director of World Monuments Fund UK and author of ‘Fake Heritage: Why we rebuild monuments’ recently published by Yale University Press.

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  • Carlo Goldoni: The theatre of real life in 18th century Venice with Jonathan Keates

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    Event date and time: 19 January, 6.30pm UK time

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    The famous 18th-century playwright Carlo Goldoni captured the essence of Venetian life in the much-loved genre of the marionette theatre in many of his comedies. Jonathan Keates, Chairman of Venice in Peril, introduces us to this world and shows us how Venice played a major role in the history of theatre and opera and illustrates his talk with examples from Venice in Peril’s recent project restoring 18th-century marionettes from Casa Goldoni.

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