May 5, 2023

On May 5, at 4 p.m., the Fondazione becomes QUEERini.

A Museum tour to discover how sexuality in its different dimensions has been expressed in the history of Venice. A guided tour, but that’s not all: a multi-voice dialogue that takes the artworks and sources preserved in theFondazione and relates them to the social transformations of the present.

What is the role of museums regarding LGBTQIA+ rights discussions? How to investigate gender and sexuality in cultural institutions? Questions that animate international debate and are generating numerous experimentations.

  • Manuel Meneghel, licensed tour guide, Venice Libertine
  • Nicole Moolhuijsen, researcher and freelancer, University of Leicester and We Exhibit
  • Angela Munari, historian and librarian, Fondazione Querini Stampalia
  • Tommaso Scaramella, research fellow and teaching tutor University of Bologna and Ca’ Foscari Venice

The first group starts at 4 p.m. and closes with an aperitif from 5:30 p.m., the second group starts with an aperitif from 5:30 p.m. and then continues with the tour and concludes around 7-7:30 p.m.

The tour in Italian is free of charge, included in the Fondazione entrance fee. By reservation at


The activity is promoted by the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in collaboration with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice – Department of Comparative Linguistic and Cultural Studies, University of Leicester (School of Museum Studies), Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership and the Arts
and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), ICOM Triveneto, MAB Veneto, Ca’ Fosacari Alumni, Venezia Libertina, We Exhibit.

Comunicazione di servizio

Domenica 31 marzo e lunedì 1 aprile, la Biblioteca resterà chiusa. 

Service communication

On Sunday, March 31st and Monday, April 1st, the library will be closed.