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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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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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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A New Season at the Palazzo Cini Gallery

The new season at the Palazzo Cini Gallery will begin on 21 April thanks to the continuing partnership with Assicurazioni Generali. Housed in the Palazzo Cini, a stately home on the Grand Canal,

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Conference For Francesco Degrada: Music Criticism and Italian Musicology in the Militant Years

Coordinated by Gianmario Borio, Adriana Guarnieri and Franco Piperno, this study day is the third stage in the series Musicology: Criticism, Philology and History: Remembering Francesco Degrada, jointly organised by the Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini, the Centro Studi Pergolesi and the University of Milan, to commemorate the Italian musicologist who died in 2005. Held in collaboration with the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, the Venice meeting will cast light on the role played by Degrada in diffusing musical knowledge through his work at the Teatro La Scala, his relations with avant-garde composers and his organisation of festivals and concerts, seen through concert programmes and communications on the media – the subjects

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Faurschou Foundation Venice

Andy Warhol e Robert Rauschenberg al Museo Pergamon 1983
© Christopher Makos, 1983, christophermakos.com

Faurschou Foundation Venice

Robert Rauschenberg & Andy Warhol
“Us Silkscreeners…”
12.05.17 – 27.08.17

Robert Rauschenberg
Late Series
12.05.17 – 27.08.17

Paul McCarthy
Christian Lemmerz
New Media (Virtual Reality

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Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow: Traceability is Credibility

Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow: Traceability is Credibility

 The Irish artist Bryan Mc Cormack retells the odyssey of refugees in an installation promoted by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

 On 13 May 2017, an installation by Irish artist

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Qwalala by Pae White

On May 12, 2017, on the occasion of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Qwalala, a monumental new sculpture by American artist Pae White, will open to

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Exhibition Alighiero Boetti: Minimum/Maximum

An exhibition celebrating the genius of the Turin artist with over twenty striking works selected for the first time according to format to produce a comparison of “minimum” and “maximum” in

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Historical Studies Seminar The Genesis of Resolutions: with the Best Intentions, the Worst Intentions, and Beyond All Intentions

As usual, the Historical Studies Seminar organised by the Institute of the History of the Venetian State and Society is spread over five half days – from 15 to 17 May 2017 – dedicated to five different aspects of the overall theme, that is “resolutions”. The seminar will explore the mixture of the said and the unsaid, or the explicit statement and potholed background in decision-making. The is where raison d’état – especially in the 16th and 17th centuries, when it was spelled out and unhesitatingly theorised – demands the feigning of convictions and concealing of real thoughts nurtured in private, at times with no clear

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Workshop The Creation of Timbre: Amplified String Instruments in the Music of George Crumb, Franco Oppo, Fausto Romitelli and Giacinto Scelsi

This workshop follows on from the 2016 event entitled Research-led Performance. The aim is to
encourage collaboration between composers, musicologists, instrumentalists and sound technicians
to create performances based on a thorough study of

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International Meeting The LOD-LAM Summit 2017

The LOD-LAM Summit is a biennial meeting that brings together the community of researchers involved in the development and application of Linked Open Data (LOD) technology for the publication of the cultural heritage on the Web. In line with the previous summits, the fourth edition in 2017 takes the form of a two-day workshop. At the end of the workshop, awards will be given to the best projects presented and discussed during the two days.

LOD is the latest, most promising semantic Web technology for the publication of online archives, capable of transforming and structuring information and enhancing its search methods, analysis and visualisation. One peculiar feature is

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Concert Trio Da Kali

As part of its significant, continuing collaboration with the Aga Khan Music Initiative (an education programme promoted by the Aga Khan Foundation), the Intercultural Institute for Comparative Music Studies is staging a concert by

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Summer School on Performing Vivaldi Accademia Vivaldi

In 2017 the Istituto Italiano Antonio Vivaldi celebrates seventy years since its foundation. For this important anniversary, the Institute is organising the first “Accademia Vivaldi” in collaboration with the Akademie für Alte Musik Bremen of the Hochschule für Künste Bremen.
Entirely devoted to performing and interpreting Vivaldi’s music, the nine-day summer school will enable selected musicians from all over the world to tackle his rich repertoire and especially those compositions by the “Red Priest” that have been the subject of recent publications edited by the Istituto Vivaldi.

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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.