Forgotten Art of Venice: Promoting the Conservation and Awareness of External Sculpture

YEAR: 2000 | TERM: E


Public Art


Michael K. Bender; David Francis Finnegan; James Peter Koniers; Kevin Fun Lee; Samantha Carol O'Connor


Peter R. Christopher

This project completed a decade’s worth of work by WPI students on the external sculpture of Venice. To help preserve this art, this project updated and completed a computerized catalog of the 2929 pieces. Through analysis never before possible, we determined the overall state of the collection. We identified the most endangered pieces and recommended corrective actions. To create awareness of this art, we designed a school program, walking tours, and a web site.