Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Istituto di Storia dell’Arte
Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore
I–30124 Venezia

phone  +39 041 271 0230
fax +39 041 520 5842

Director: Dott. Luca Massimo Barbero    

Fondazione Giorgio Cini Within the Giorgio Cini Foundation, based on the Venetian island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the Institute of Art History seeks to advance projects that pursue knowledge, research and the broadest possible communication of issues pertinent to its field, with emphasis on the art of the Veneto. It has built and maintains traditional resources, namely a rich library and photo archives. It is also distinguished by the broad range of cultural endeavours in which it is involved. The Institute encourages and co-ordinates varied research projects, conferences and seminars. It conserves remarkable collections of works of art – especially drawings, paintings, illustrated manuscripts and rare books – as well as the archives and collections of esteemed art historians specialised in the art of the Veneto (such as Giuseppe Fiocco and Rodolfo Pallucchini). The Institute is also actively engaged in the publishing of catalogues, book series and periodicals and, for more than half a century, has organised significant exhibitions.