Venice in Peril

Charity dedicated to conservation of buildings and artworks in Venice

Venice erects glass barriers around St Mark’s basilica to fight flooding

The decision to keep the Venetian lagoon's barriers open and allow more ships into the port had left the church without protection and vulnerable to water

Canova’s monument gets protection from Venice's challenging conditions

Vast pyramid containing sculptor’s heart has been restored with Venice in Peril funding, but will need continuous care and protection from worsening weather and pollution

At the 2015 Biennale we gave six reasons why Venice was doomed. Guess what: it still is

From the impact of the global sea level rise to Unesco’s abandonment of the city, the situation is looking bleak. Has anything changed for the better in the past seven years?

Jasper Johns: a radical look at a colossus of post-war American art

Plus, Venice's tourism problem and Finnish artist Outi Heiskanen

Hosted by Ben Luke and Aimee Dawson. With guest speaker Anna Somers Cocks. Produced by Julia Michalska and David Clack. With Henrietta Bentall
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Revealed: official plan to save Venice from flooding sacrifices St Mark’s basilica for Marghera, the industrial port of Venice

The mobile barriers have at last held back a flood, but they will not be raised to protect the low-lying parts of town

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Obituary: Nathalie Brooke, a leading figure in the preservation of Venice

A remarkable cultural ambassador in London's art, political, and musical scene and on return visits to her native Russia. One of the founders of Venice in Peril