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Donation boxes are available, through which you can contribute to the conservation, restoration, and/or maintenance of artworks or other special projects.


Ca’ Rezzonico
Your contribution for… The restoration of the slant front chest of

Cassettone Ca' rezzonicoMid-eighteenth-century slant front chest of drawers in lacca povera (also called decoupage or decoupure) with four “drawers” and a drop-leaf top.
A piece of exquisite workmanship, it dispalys a painted blue ground decorated on the flat panels of the chest and drawers with country scenes on a very faint background of clouds,
hills and rivers. Thanks to the restoration, it will be possible to analyze the original coating of the coloured ground paint on the chest of drawers and then replicate it on its surfaces.
This will be followed by gentle cleaning, all the glued printed cutouts will be checked and possibly re-pasted to the support if necessary. In addition, the gaps on the surface will be filled in and the entire piece will be completely re-varnished.

Cost of intervention: € 1.200 + tax

Thanks to your help, up to February 2022 we have collected: € 1.464,00
The restoration will begin soon


Museo del Vetro
Your contribution for… Twisted filigree cup

Venetian manufacture
h. 9 cm; diam. max 17,9 cm
Inventory Class VI n. 0560

State of conservation: the cup on foot in ritortoli filigree is divided into two parts by a fracture located just below the knot of the stem; however, it is complete. The object had previously been restored and the two parts had been glued with an adhesive still present in the fracture, which appears strongly yellowed. The surface is covered with a diffuse deposit of dust.

Expected intervention: the surface is cleaned using hydrophilic cotton swabs and soft brushes dipped in the 3A mixture (alcohol, acetone and demineralised water in equal parts) to remove the deposit present. The previous adhesive will be scalpel removed mechanically after having softened it with solvents applied as a compress. The reconstruction is then foreseen by assembling the detached portions with adhesive tape placed transversely to the fractures, temporary fixing with cyano-acrylic adhesive and definitive bonding with Hxtal Nyl-1 epoxy resin applied by infiltration along the fracture lines.

Cost of intervention: € 650 + tax


Large cup in blue and white reticello filigree

Cost of intervention: € 300 + tax

Thanks to your help, up to November 2021 we have collected: € 420,00
The restoration will begin soon