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  • ‘Celebrating Canova at Apsley House’ New Date: 1st November

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    Please email info@veniceinperil.org if you would like to be put on the waiting list for 1st November

    By kind invitation of the Duke of Wellington in aid of Venice in Peril Fund and the Georgian Group

    Event date and time: 1 November, 6 to 8pm

    Place: Apsley House, 149 Piccadilly, Hyde Park Corner W1J TNT

    Tickets: £35 & Friends £30

    A special event to mark the 200th anniversary of the death of Antonio Canova, sculptor and cultural diplomat who inspired collectors across Europe.

    Hosted by the Duke of Wellington this is an opportunity to see Apsley House after hours and hear about the collection. It includes one of Canova’s Ideal Heads as well as his huge statue of Napoleon as Mars, presented to the Duke of Wellington after the Battle of Waterloo.

  • ‘Vincenzo Coronelli and his Venetian Globes’ THIS TALK IS NOW POSTPONED UNTIL 24 JANUARY 2023

    £10.00 Tickets

    Marica Milanesi in conversation with Susan Steer

    Event date and time: 24 January 2023, 6.30pm UK time (online event)

    Tickets: £10 (Ticket & registration details are sent out via the VIP e-newsletter)

    Venice in Peril has recently adopted a 1693 celestial globe designed by the Franciscan friar Vincenzo Coronelli who made his name building two huge globes for Louis XIV. Marica Milanesi, professor of the history of geography at Pavia and author of an acclaimed monograph on Coronelli, will introduce us to the cosmographer and entrepreneur and explain how and why the globe is being restored in the Florentine studio of Lucia and Andrea Dori.



  • Ashley Clarke Memorial Lecture: ‘Rosalba Carriera: Portraitist of 18th-century Venice’ with Christopher Baker

    £45.00 Tickets

    Event date and time: Monday, 14 November, 6.30-8.30pm

    At the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1 0BE

    Tickets: £40 (Friends with website login) and £45 (others) – to include a short reception

    Christopher Baker traces the extraordinary career of Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757), one of eighteenth-century Venice’s most fascinating and accomplished artists, who established an international reputation for portraits executed in pastel, and was feted across Europe.

    Christopher Baker is Director of European and Scottish Art and Portraiture at the National Galleries of Scotland, has published widely and is the 2022 Paul Mellon Rome Fellow. He is curator of an exhibition on Henri Fuseli, opening this autumn at the Musée Jacquemart-André in Paris and is organising a major touring exhibition on Canaletto and his contemporaries for Japan in 2024.