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Venice Flooding. 12 November 2019
Fondazione Querini Stampalia
Fondazione Querini Stampalia

Venice Flooding. 12 November 2019

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Following the exceptional high tide that hit the city on the night of last 12 November, the Querini Stampalia Foundation has had extensive damages to the entire ground floor of the building.


It is still too early to be able to accurately quantify the economic extent of the damages in detail, but a first assessment has already come to an estimate of several hundreds of thousands of euros, around half a million, between damages that can be registered at the moment and secondary damages that will have to be dealt with in the next weeks.



Those wishing to help and support us can do so through a donation to the bank account of the Querini Stampalia Foundation at the Banca Nazionale del Lavoro of Venice

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.


To donate

Via bank transfer

to the current account of the Foundation by: Banca Nazionale del Lavoro, Venice Addressed to:

IBAN IT 76 O 010 0502 0000 0000 0032 500


Purpose of the Bank Transfer: donation_ Venice Flooding 12 November 2019


For those who make a bank transfer, we kindly ask you to send an e-mail to  [email protected], so we will be able to thank you directly.


Via Pay Pal




Significant damage was brought to the Scarpa Area, the Auditorium, the Book Deposit, the Bookshop, and the Café. 



The Foundation art collections have not suffered damages but the collection of books unfortunately has: 35 linear meters of miscellaneous pieces of the late 19th century require urgent conservation treatments, whereas about other 460 linear meters of modern publications and periodicals were completely submerged in sea water. Most of these were preserved inside the building and in external deposits in the historic center of Venice.



Some electric systems and all elevators are out of order. There is substantial damage to the Café area and great damage to the Bookshop, which has recorded great losses of paper publications, design items, and much damage to its furnishings.

The Scarpa Area was also significantly affected; so much so that it is no longer suitable to host the ongoing exhibition Luigi Pericle (1916-2001) _ Beyond the visible, which is now closed to the public, anticipating its original deadline of 24 November.

The director of the Querini Stampalia Foundation Marigusta Lazzari: “Over the past thirty years, considerable resources have been invested in restoration works that have secured the building structure form high tides up to a level of 160 cm. Our daily commitment and attention to cost efficiency have been thwarted by this dramatic event, and it is with great sadness that we must assert that this will heavily affect the Foundation in the near future.”  

Thank you!


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