Venetian Heritage is an international non-profit organization with offices in Venice and New York. It supports cultural projects through conservations, exhibitions, and publications, with the aim of making the world more aware of the immense legacy of Venetian art both in Italy and in those areas once part of the Republic of Venice.
Among the impressive projects supported in Venice are the restoration of the façade of the Church of the Jesuits and the Church of San Zaccaria, the gilt silver altarpiece of the Church of San Salvador and the new layout of the Museum of Palazzo Grimani. In conjunction with the Biennale Arte 2022, Venetian Heritage presented some new projects to the international public with a series of events.
We stand alongside Venetian Heritage, promoter of the exhibition From Donatello to Alessandro Vittoria 1450-1600, 150 years of sculpture in the Republic of Venice, hosted by the Giorgio Franchetti Gallery at Ca' D'Oro from 21 April. At the opening event, we supervised some aspects of the organisation.
Within the context of the Biennale, Venetian Heritage also celebrated the completion of the restoration of the Monumental Staircase designed by Mauro Codussi for the Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista, the oldest devotional school in Venice. It is interesting to know that, in the past, the Scuole Grandi were sodality institutions primarily with a charitable and religious function. They brought together the patricians of the time, patrons of the arts and art lovers and, thanks to the donations they received, invested in the artistic and architectural enhancement of their headquarters – including Codussi's Monumental staircase.
There is a common thread, in the name of art and beauty, which unites us in a virtuous network of respect and knowledge, and we are proud to be part of it through the organisation of our events, whereby we seek to pursue the common mission of highlighting Venice, its history and traditions.
Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista