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British Friends of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia

 

Venice Flooding. 12 November 2019

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Donors residing in the United Kingdom can support the Fondazione Querini Stampalia by making a contribution through the Charity Aid Foundation (www.cafonline.org).

 

As a result of the exceptional flood that struck the city of Venice on the night of 12 November 2019, the Querini Stampalia Foundation suffered severe damage to the entire ground floor of the building.

 

An initial survey revealed significant destruction to the spaces of the building designed by Carlo Scarpa, as well as to the Auditorium, the locker area, the bookshop, and the cafeteria

 

Although the art collection was not affected, the book collection was severely damaged: miscellaneous works from the late nineteenth century, occupying 35 meters of shelf space, require urgent treatment to ensure preservation.  Also, modern publications and periodicals, occupying 600 meters of shelf space located in both the main building and in external storage areas in the historical centre of Venice, were completely submerged in water.

Several utility systems and the elevators are currently not operational. There is considerable damage to the cafeteria. A portion of the Bookshop was heavily affected by the flood with the loss of books and drawings and damage to the furnishings.

It is too early to quantify the amount of the damage in monetary terms, but an initial estimate indicates dozens of thousands of Euros.

For further information and to take advantage of the tax breaks applicable in the U.K., please contact: tge@cafonline.org

Minimun donation £ 250

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