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  • Premiere of 50th anniversary film & launch of Appeal for Trinity Wellhead

    £40.00 Tickets

    Event date and time: 20 September, 6.30-8.30pm

    At Paddington Works, 8 Hermitage Street, W2 1BE

    NB We are unable to offer Friends’ discounts for this event so please buy tickets without logging into your account.

    Premiere of Venice in Peril’s 50th anniversary film on current conservation projects.

    With an introductory talk on Cabianca, sculptor of the Trinity Wellhead and its statuary by Jeremy Warren, Honorary Curator of Sculpture, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford and Sculpture Research Centre, The National Trust.

    A short drinks’ reception will follow the film.

     

     

  • Lady Mary Wortley Montagu’s Adventures in Venice – with Jo Willett

    £10.00 Tickets

    Event date and time: 18 October, 6.30pm UK time, tickets £10

    NB There is no Friends’ discount for this event so please buy tickets without logging into your account.

    This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

    Ticket and registration details are sent out via the VIP e-newsletter.  Sign up for e-news at the top of the Home page to register. If you are a late registration or have not received an e-newsletter please email info@veniceinperil.org on the day of the talk.

    In 1739 the fifty-year-old Lady Mary Wortley Montagu had made secret plans to start a new life in Venice with her twenty-seven-year-old lover, Francesco Algarotti. But he remained stubbornly absent from the city of his birth. Without him, she immediately fell deeply in love with all things Venetian. Jo Willett has been an award-winning TV drama and comedy producer all her working life & has recently published a biography of ‘The Pioneering Life of Mary Wortley Montagu.’

  • Ashley Clarke Memorial Lecture: ‘Sketchbooks: why I always have mine with me’ with Matthew Rice

    £45.00 Tickets

    Event date and time: Monday, 15 November 2021, 6.30-8.30pm

    This is an in person event at the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House , Piccadilly, £40 (Friends with website login) and £45 (others)

    Matthew Rice, painter and illustrator, will talk about the sketchbook as a tool and a resource, drawing on his and his father, stage designer Peter Rice’s sketchbooks, the earliest of which date from the 1940s.

    Matthew has been going to Venice every year since 1981 when he was a theatre design student at the Central School of Art. Since then, he has designed 300 mugs for Emma Bridgewater, furniture for David Linley and written and illustrated six books on architecture. Matthew’s richly illustrated guide to Venice for Penguin will be published in the spring.

  • Canaletto: Painting Venice with Monserrat Pis Marcos

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

    This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

    Registration details are sent out via the VIP e-newsletter a week before the lecture. Sign up for e-news at the top of the Home page. If you are a late registration or have not received an e-newsletter please email info@veniceinperil.org on the day of the talk.

    The long-awaited show featuring Canaletto’s views of Venice from Woburn Abbey opens on 17 May at the Holburne Museum in Bath. Join the curator for an online preview talk. Commissioned by the 4th Duke of Bedford the series of 23 paintings arrived in Britain in the 1730s and has rarely been loaned since then.

    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 Canaletto ever produced, and much the largest that has remained together. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to enjoy them at viewing height since they normally hang three deep in the dining room at Woburn where they have been 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.

    When you join an event please make a donation in lieu of tickets.  In this way as you discover more about Venice, you will also be funding its conservation.

    Picture credit: From the Woburn Abbey Collection

     

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

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

    This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

    Registration details are sent out via the VIP e-newsletter a week before the lecture. Sign up for e-news at the top of the Home page. If you are a late registration or have not received an e-newsletter please email info@veniceinperil.org on the day of the talk.

    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

    When you join an event please make a donation in lieu of tickets.  In this way as you discover more about Venice, you will also be funding its conservation.

     

     

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

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

    This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

    Registration details are sent out via the VIP e-newsletter a week before the lecture. Sign up for e-news at the top of the Home page. If you are a late registration or have not received an e-newsletter please email info@veniceinperil.org on the day of the talk.

    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

    When you join an event please make a donation in lieu of tickets.  In this way as you discover more about Venice, you will also be funding its conservation.

     

     

  • Venice and Spirit of Place with John Darlington

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

    This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

    Registration details are sent out via the VIP e-newsletter a week before the lecture. Sign up for e-news at the top of the Home page. If you are a late registration or have not received an e-newsletter please email info@veniceinperil.org on the day of the talk.

    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.

    When you join an event please make a donation in lieu of tickets.  In this way as you discover more about Venice, you will also be funding its conservation.

     

     

  • 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

    This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

    Registration details are sent out via the VIP e-newsletter a week before the lecture. Sign up for e-news at the top of the Home page. If you are a late registration or have not received an e-newsletter please email info@veniceinperil.org on the day of the talk.

    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.

    When you join an event please make a donation in lieu of tickets.  In this way as you discover more about Venice, you will also be funding its conservation.

     

     

  • Venice’s Secret Service – the worlds’ earliest centrally organised state intelligence service with Ioanna Iordanou

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    Event date and time: 20th October 2021, 6.30pm

    This lecture will take place online via Zoom.

    Registration details will be sent out via the VIP e-newsletter, which you can sign up for by clicking the link at the top of the page.

    Venice’s Secret Service played a pivotal role in the defence of the Venetian empire. The Council of Ten were Venice’s spy chiefs, running intelligence and covert operations, deploying analysis, cryptography and steganography, cryptanalysis, and even developing lethal substances. Ioanna Iordannou’s acclaimed history Venice’s Secret Service, draws on archival documents in Venice, Rome, Simancas and London.

    Ioanna Iordanou’s acclaimed history Venice’s Secret Service (OUP, 2019) draws on archival documents in Venice, Rome, Simancas and London.

    When you join an event please make a donation in lieu of tickets.  In this way as you discover more about Venice, you will also be funding its conservation.

     

     

  • Hospitality Beyond Measure: the visit of Crown Prince Friedrich-Christian of Saxony to Venice, 1739-40 with Maureen Cassidy-Geiger

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    This is an online lecture and registration details are sent out via our ENEWS, which you can sign up for at the top of the page.

    When you join an event please make a donation in lieu of tickets.  In this way as you discover more about Venice, you will also be funding its conservation.

    During a six-month stay at Ca’Foscari, a regatta and a bull-fight were held in his honour and the young heir to Augustus III, Elector of Saxony and King of Poland, attended Carnival, operas, gaming and sittings for Rosalba Carriera, while also studying and following an intense devotional programme. Maureen Cassidy-Geiger, curator and specialist in Dresden court culture, introduces us to Venetian society as seen through his travel diaries and other eyewitness accounts.

    Maureen Cassidy-Geiger has twice driven the prince’s itinerary and has researched his sojourns in Naples, Rome, Venice and Vienna on various residential fellowships. Transcriptions of the travel diaries, composed mostly in French, and related research and documentation are posted on the website comtedelusace.wordpress.com.

    Event date and time: 21 September 2021, 6.30pm

    For late registrations please email info@veniceinperil.org

  • CANCELLED Francesco Morosini, Warrior Doge: Venice and the End of Empire with Jonathan Keates

    £20.00 Tickets

    Francesco Morosini (1619-1694 was Venice’s last great doge. Fighting the Turks in the Peloponnese, he brought us – indirectly – the Elgin Marbles and gave Venice its final burst of prestige as a Mediterranean power.  Jonathan Keates evokes the thrilling yet also tragic career of this compelling figure – not forgetting the favourite cat he took everywhere on his campaigns.

    Jonathan Keates is the Chairman of Venice in Peril

    Event date and time: 19 October 2020, 6.45pm

    Tickets: Friends £20, others £22.50, doors open 6.30, lecture 6.45pm  (ticket price includes a glass of wine after the lecture)

    At the Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE

  • Titian: Sex, Love and Violence at the Fitzwilliam Museum Ashley Clarke Memorial Lecture

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    Event date and time: 9 November 2020

    This lecture will now take place online via Zoom.  Registration details will be sent out via the VIP e-newsletter which you can sign up for by clicking the link at the top of the  page.

    In this talk Luke Syson will focus on Titian’s three late works at the Fitzwilliam. Titian was one of the great painters of love, but, as he entered the last stage of his long career, his imagery, driven often by his choice of narrative, became darker. The sexual content became more explicit and the violence around the sex was also more evident. What was he trying to say? By looking at each of these works closely, Luke hopes to understand better, and explain, Titian’s attitudes to love, sex and violence, and to his manner of painting each.

    Luke Syson is the fourteenth Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Until 2019 he was Chairman of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and before that he held curatorial positions at the British Museum, the V&A and the National Gallery where he led the campaign to acquire Raphael’s Madonna of the Pinks.

    When you join an event please  make a donation in lieu of tickets.  In this way as you discover more about Venice you will also be funding its conservation.

    This lecture was originally planned as the 2020 Venice in Peril Fund Kirker lecture