Who is Fondazione Querini Stampalia
In the heart of Venice, just steps from St Mark’s Square, stands one of the most important cultural complexes in the lagoon city: Palazzo Querini Stampalia, home of the Fondazione that bears the same name, which was bequeathed to the city in 1868 by Count Giovanni, who died the following year with no direct descendants. It houses a library, a museum and a space for temporary exhibitions.
We will have the pleasure to enter Palazzo Querini Stampalia and talk to people who look after it. Palazzo Querini Stampalia is the home of Fondazione Querini Stampalia and it houses a library, a museum and a space for temporary exhibitions. The general library is open to the public and contains approximately 400,000 books, 36,000 of which are directly accessible in the library rooms. The museum-home contains eighteenth-century and neoclassical furniture, porcelain, biscuit, sculptures, globes and paintings dating from the fourteenth to the twentieth century schools