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

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

    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.’

  • 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.

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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

    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

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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

    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.

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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

    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.