Edmund de Waal’s 'Psalm' installation
In partnership with Sotheby’s, WMF supporters attended a special presentation of Edmund de Waal’s Psalm installation at the Aneteo Veneto, with the artist memorably describing the inspiration for his artwork – a true highlight of this year’s Biennale. This was followed by a tour of the Campo di Ghetto Nuovo led by Marcella Ansaldi, Director of the Museo Ebraico di Venezia. The Ghetto, the oldest in Europe, contains five extraordinary synagogues, including Scuola Canton which was the location for de Waal’s second Psalm installation.
WMF support since 1966
Venice holds a special place in WMF’s history, being one of the first places that the charity chose to support following the floods of 1966. Since then we have been involved in more than thirty initiative across La Serenissima from the Bovolo staircase through to the restoration of Tintoretto canvases in the Scuole Grande di San Rocco. This year we were delighted to announce yet more help for the Ghetto.