Venice and the Doges

Join the Head of the Venetian Heritage Foundation in conversation with the Director of the Sir John Soane's Museum for a fascinating look at centuries of Venetian sculpture, and how they are being preserved for the future.

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  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

  • For Members

    and general public; general booking now open

  • Tickets cost £15.00 - £18.00

    Includes wine reception.

Past Event
Venice and the Doges photo

While Venice is better known for soft light and atmospheric painters, Toto Bergamo Rossi, Head of the Venetian Heritage Foundation in conversation with Dr Bruce Boucher, Director of the Sir John Soane Museum, will discuss the magnificence of six centuries of Venetian sculpture and its place in the city's artistic tradition - and what is being done to conserve these for the future.

Based on new scholarship, they will examine how the sculptural marvels of Venice by great masters such as Donatello tell the story of the procession of doges - the elected lords of Venice - all illustrated by beautiful images taken from Bergamo Rossi's new book.

Prioirty booking is currently open for Members and Patrons; general booking will open 2 May.

In association with Rizzoli

Header image: Basilica of Santi Giovanni e Paolo Monument to Bertucci and Silvestro Valier, by Andrea Tirali, Pietro Baratta and others, early 18th century