Save Venice, New York & Venice
Save Venice is the leading American 501©3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice, Italy. Save Venice was founded in the wake of the devastating floods of 1966 – the worst in its history – and formally incorporated in 1971. Since then, Save Venice has funded the conservation of nearly 2,000 individual artworks. In 2015, Save Venice established the Rosand Library & Study Center in Venice, creating a nexus for the research of Venetian art, history, and conservation. With offices in New York and Venice, Save Venice also provides grants for fellowships, exhibitions, and publications. Following the floods of November and December 2019, Save Venice created the "Immediate Response Fund” to ensure a sustained reserve for disaster relief and preventive conservation to protect Venice’s most vulnerable sites going forward. Save Venice recently launched "Women Artists of Venice,” a program to identify, restore, and celebrate the accomplishments of pre-modern women artists and artisans, including Rosalba Carriera (1673-1757) and Giulia Lama (1681-1747).