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  • 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

     

     

     

  • ‘Glorious Things’: John Ruskin’s Daguerreotype Photographs of Venice, Ashley Clarke Memorial Lecture with Sarah Quill

    £40.00 Tickets

    During his 1845 visit to Venice, Ruskin became aware of the power of the recently invented daguerreotype camera to make accurate records of endangered buildings. To mark the 200th anniversary of his birth Sarah Quill, a Trustee of Venice in Peril, will look at Ruskin’s involvement with photography during his researches for The Seven Lamps of Architecture and The Stones of Venice.

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

    Date & Time: 11 November 2019, 6.45pm

    Doors open 6.30 for 6.45pm

    Tickets:

    £35 Friends, £40 Others – to include a reception afterwards.

  • Accademia – recent acquistions and the ‘Grande Gallerie’ Project with Paola Marini

    £20.00 Tickets

    As Director of the Accademia between 2015-2018, Paola Marini oversaw a major programme of exhibitions, conservation and remodelling of the galleries. Setting this work in context she will offer a preview of the new Cinquecento Rooms in the light of recent acquisitions and conservation, before reflecting on her new role as Chairman of the Association of Private Committees for Venice.

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

    Date & Time: 21 October 2019, 6.45pm

    Doors open 6.30 for 6.45pm

    £18 Friends, £20 Others – to include a glass of wine.

  • Screens, mosaics and meanings in Torcello and San Marco with Antony Eastmond

    £20.00 Tickets

    Antony Eastmond is AG Leventis Professor of Byzantine Art History at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where he is also Dean & Deputy Director. His research interests stretch from the early art of the Venetian lagoon, to the Caucasus & the eastern frontiers of the Christian world and its interaction with the Islamic world. He will talk about the iconostasis and mosaics at Torcello comparing them to the apse of San Marco mosaics and propose that in them we see the birth of Venetian art as distinct from that of Rome or Constantinople.

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

    Date & Time: 23 September 2019, 6.45pm

    Doors open 6.30 for 6.45pm

    £18 Friends, £20 Others – to include a glass of wine.

  • The Ghetto of Venice – A Place of Exchange with Edmund de Waal

    £20.00 Tickets

    Edmund de Waal, internationally acclaimed artist and author of ‘Hare with Amber Eyes’, gives the 2019 Kirker Lecture in aid of Venice in Peril.

    Drawing on the themes of his new Venice project, psalm, Edmund de Waal will explore the rich history of the Ghetto, its communities, its languages and its traditions as a place at the margins of the city and at the centre of world culture.

    The exhibition on two sites, will include installations of porcelain and books.  It opens on 7 May in the spaces around the Canton Scuola, one of three synagogues in the Venice Ghetto, and in the Istituto Veneto near La Fenice.

    Ticket price includes reception before the lecture

    Reception 6pm & Lecture 7pm

    At Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AR

     

  • Mantegna/Bellini with Caroline Campbell : 21 January 2019

    £20.00 Tickets

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  • Guiseppe Verdi at La Fenice: Ashley Clarke Memorial Lecture with Sir Mark Elder on 12 November

    £20.00 Tickets

    Sir Mark Elder has been Music Director of the Hallé has been Music Director of the Hallé since September 2000. He was previously Music Director of English National Opera and has appeared in many of the great opera theatres.

  • 15th century Booktrade Project: Printing R-Evolution with Cristina Dondi & Geri della Rocca de Candal on 22 October

    £20.00 Tickets

    Cristina Dondi, Lincoln College, Oxford is Principal Investigator of the 15th century Booktrade Project and Geri della Rocca de Candal is Postdoctoral Research Fellow and President of the Society for the Preservation of Rare Books.