Save Venice and the Italian Embassy in D.C. Partner to Support the Recovery of Venice #AmericaLovesVenice
Following the heartbreaking series of extreme floods (acque alte) that devastated the city of Venice and captivated the world’s attention, Save Venice announces the creation of an Immediate Response Fund for artistic and cultural heritage recovery and preventative conservation.
We are proud to partner with the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. on the campaign #AmericaLovesVenice to raise crucial dollars for the fund. Between now and February 2020, Save Venice will match every donation to the Immediate Response Fund, dollar for dollar, up to $100,000.
By giving to the fund, your contribution will allow Save Venice to move quickly to mitigate the effects of corrosive saltwater and deposits in flooded churches, museums, and comparable public buildings, to support emergency conservation treatment for paintings, stonework, floors, wooden furnishings, and books and archival documents, as well as to undertake preventative conservation to minimize damage from future floods. We will continue to do what our track record proves we do best: protect Venice’s irreplaceable artistic heritage.
Last week’s events are a poignant reminder of the fragility of Venice and its artistic patrimony, and an ever-present reminder of the relevance and importance of our work. Thank you for continuing to be an advocate and supporter for this remarkable city.