From Portrait to the icon: the charm of an actress through photography

From portrait to icon. The charm of an actress in photography.

The Duse Archive photographic collection is a treasure trove of an inestimable value.

The quantity and variety of the photographic prints in

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Manifesto for Venice

On 4 and 5 November 2016, exactly fifty years since the flood of 1966 that so dramatically highlighted to the world Venice’s vulnerability, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini held an international workshop

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The new concert season at the Fondazione Cini Squero Auditorium

Auditorium “Lo Squero”

Concert Season 2017

Mario Brunello will perform the first of six concerts devoted to Bach.


Twenty concerts organised by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in collaboration with Asolo Musica. The featured

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Bîrûn Ottoman Music Workshop Court Music: from Herat to Costantinople

27 March to 1 April 2017, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies is holding the sixth edition of Bîrûn, a series of advanced workshops on Ottoman classical music, directed by

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Books at San Giorgio

Books at San Giorgio, a series of meetings presenting the latest publications concerning or by
the Fondazione Cini, has now reached its twelfth edition.

On 29 March, the featured book, Illusione scenica e

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Exhibition Ettore Sottsass: The Glass

The exhibition Ettore Sottsass: The Glass, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero, Director of the Institute of Art History, sets out to explore the Italian designer’s complete glass production. From the 1940s onwards, Sottsass showed

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Final Event at the Solti Peretti Répétiteurs Masterclass Concert for five Pianos and six Voices

The ninth edition of the Solti Peretti Répétiteurs Masterclasses, organised in collaboration with the Georg Solti Accademia di Bel Canto, will end with a concert featuring six pianists and singers performing works from

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Exhibition Afterglow: Pictures of Ruins

This year’s season of art at the Palazzo Cini Gallery begins with Afterglow: Pictures of Ruins, an exhibition of works by the celebrated contemporary artist and photographer Vik Muniz, curated by the Institute

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Manifesto for the Future of Venice

YES, there is a future for Venice …

Starting from an analysis of the city’s main problems, the document suggests a series of immediately applicable practical proposals to safeguard Venice and its lagoon.

Consert Season at Auditorium "Lo Squero"

Concert Season 2017

21 January - 16 December 2017

Mario Brunello ushers in the new concert season at the Fondazione Cini Squero Auditorium. The program was created in collaboration with Asolo Musica, and it is dedicated to classical music.

Institutes and Centers of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Istituti e centri

Institutes and Centers of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Each Institute and Center, as part of its research activities, in addition to establishing regular periodical publications, organizes and promotes exhibitions, educational conferences and seminars.



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La Nuova Manica Lunga è il luogo per la consultazione dei fondi documentali della Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Per agevolare le ricerche, l’intero piano terra è a scaffale aperto e consente il libero accesso ai materiali in numero illimitato.

Photo Library


Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm / 2pm– 4.30pm

A rich photographic archive includes about 730,000 photographs.
Consultation is possible by appointment.

Hosted Events
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The combination of internal and external spaces of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini allows interpretation and use customizable for any type of event

Guided Tours
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you can visit the monumental complex in the weekend.
On Saturdays and Sundays it is open from 10 am to 5 pm every hour.

Art Bonus
Art Bonus

Art Bonus

Art Bonus is the measure promoted by the Government to encourage cultural patronage.
The monumental complex of the Island of Saint George is a beneficiary of D.L. 31.5.2014, n. 83, "Disposizioni urgenti per la tutela del patrimonio culturale, lo sviluppo della cultura e il rilancio del turismo", convertito con modificazioni in Legge n. 106 del 29/07/2014 e s.m.i.