VIF is promoting the historical reconstruction of a real Quadreria by dedicating an entire space that will house symbolic works of the Serenissima’s invaluable collection. At the end of this important intervention, masterpieces will be admired under a new light, giving them new life thanks to the philological staging by maestro Pierluigi Pizzi.
The New Quadreria at the Palazzo Ducale – the Doge’s Palace – will be realised with the contribution of the Venice International Foundation.
Metamorphosis is one of Venice’s distinguishing features. That unparalleled ability to change its nature while retaining its vital spark. With their intangible – but powerful – drive to educate, plan, promote and conserve, our city’s museums enable an immersion in history, following the close intertwining of art and power, business sense and the pursuit of beauty, ingenuity and achievement. Because they are repositories of a glorious past, one necessary in order to examine the present and imagine the future. They have faced transformations and changes, but they have not abdicated their role: to make art and culture breathe. To tell stories.
These works will acquire a new lease of life thanks to the layout designed by the master architect and set designer Pier Luigi Pizzi, who in the past for the same venue created the presentation of Antonio Rizzo’s statues, undertook the restyling of the Armeria and of the Museo dell’Opera, and redesigned the illumination of the monumental rooms of the Maggior Consiglio and the Scrutinio.
The refurbishment of the rooms, whose current layout dates back to the 1970s, will make one of the most striking succession of rooms in the Palazzo shine with a new beauty. The project represents a gesture of protection and rebirth that makes us proud.The VIF President Luca Bombassei