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Restoration of Lorenzo Bregno's Funeral Monument

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The Comité français financed the restoration of Lorenzo Bregno's sixteenth-century funeral monument to Alvise Pasqualigo in the Church of the Frari in memory of Ms Solange Gaussen. In November and December the Committee enabled the organ doors that Bonfacio de' Pitati painted for the Church of Sant'Alvise (restored in 1998) to be put on a temporary exhibition in the Accademia Galleries. And again in 1999 the French Committee combined encouragement of craft skills in France with support for a Venetian institution by providing bursaries for a French craftswoman to attend several courses at the Venice European Centre for the Trades and Crafts of the Conservation of the Architectural Heritage. The Centre itself made substantial practical contributions to several restoration projects in the city, established links with several European universities and considerably widened its catchment area to take in the Asian and American continents.


Lead Organization / Sector / Office: Comité Français pour la Sauvegarde de Venise
Associated Organization(s): Venice European Centre for the Trades and Crafts of the Conservation of the Architectural Heritage