Project Description

Giovanna Menegazzi
Restoration Pictures from Venice to Istria

Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice
December 2015 – January 2016

Giovanna Menegazzi was a respected restorer who restored numerous masterpieces of Veneto wooden sculpture over the course of her 33 years of professional activity. The exhibition in the rooms of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice was held to remember Giovanna Menegazzi through some pictures of works she had carried out. The sixteen selected restorations, whose narrative was provided by photographs taken before, during and after the restoration, are of a religious nature and come mainly from Venetian and Istrian churches. Many of the works were restored thanks to the contribution of the International Private Committees for the Safeguarding of Venice. Venetian Heritage and the Dutch Committee for Venice helped organise the exhibition.