UNESCO – Private Committees Joint Programme for the Safeguarding of Venice

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In response to the appeal  launched by the then UNESCO Director General René Maheu in 1966, private organizations were established in a number of countries to collect and channel contributions to restore and preserve Venice.

UNESCO Venice Office administers the Joint UNESCO-Private Committees Programme for the Safeguarding of Venice, cooperating with the Association of Private Committees and Superintendencies of Monuments and Galleries of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage in Venice in two main areas: the restoration of monuments and works of art and the provision of funding for training of specialist in conservation of cultural heritage.

After 1966, over 50 private organizations were established in a number of countries to collect and channel contributions to restore and preserve Venice. Today, the Association of Private Committees includes 24 member organizations from 10 different countries. Since 1997, the Association has enjoyed the status of NGO in operational relations with UNESCO.

 

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Activities

In over 40 years of constant activity, the Private Committees have funded – within the joint UNESCO – Private Committees Programme – more than 1,500 projects worth over 50 million euro, provided laboratory equipment and scientific expertise, sponsored research and publications and awarded innumerable grants for craftsmen and restorers to attend specialist courses in Venice. Today, the Association of Private Committees includes 24 member organizations from 10 different countries. Since 1997, the Association has enjoyed the status of NGO in operational relations with UNESCO.

Restoration works

Some examples : Rio Terà Barba Frutariol | Campiello dell’Erbarie | Fondamenta Quintavalle, Castello | Church of San Salvador | Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo | Island of San Michele | Church of San Zaccaria | Scuola of San Giorgio degli Schiavoni | The Scuola dei Calegheri | Teatro La Fenice | Cappella Emiliani | Scuola Grande San Marco | Church of San Giovanni Grisostomo | Church of S. Elena | Church of the Eremite | St. Mark's square | Salizzada San Provolo | Church of S.ta Maria Formosa | Church of San Lio | Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari | Basilica of SS.Giovanni e Paolo | Church of San Silvestro | Scuola Grande dei Carmini | Church of the Gesuiti | Historic housing in Venice: San Giobbe | Basilica di S.ta Maria Assunta (Island of Torcello).

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