The Old Church of San Zaccaria in the 15th Century
Event date and time: 23 March, 6.30pm UK time
This lecture will take place online via Zoom.
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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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