Legal status: The Committee is an independent, private, apolitical, non-profit organisation based in Copenhagen that acquires its funds through contributions from Danish foundations, legacies and scholarships.
Address: Skodsborg Strandvej 202, 2942 Skodsborg, Denmark
Members and roles:

History of the Committee

The Committee was founded in 1998 on the initiative of Ambassador Troels Munk, architect David Bretton Mayer and Francesco Morelli. The main objective was the creation of a Danish cultural centre on the Island of San Michele (in a former monastery) to host artists, scholars and experts linked to Venice by their interest and knowledge.
In 2018, after undertaking surveys, presenting projects, and noting the difficulty resulting from the lack of support from the Italian authorities and public opposition, the Committee abandoned the project and closed its activities. In November 2019, recognising that the Committee had a role to play, it was reconstituted with different objectives and operating methods, more in line with the aims of the International Private Committees.

Current projects

Currently, the Committee Pro Venezia Denmark is involved in an important collaboration with the Veneto Institute for Cultural Heritage (IVBC) and the National Museum of Denmark. The collaboration is aimed at preserving selected parts of the national cultural heritage in Venice and strengthening the professional, international exchange for the conservation profession and the preservation of cultural heritage between the relevant cultural institutions and stakeholders, relevant authorities in Venice and the National Museum of Denmark.

As a part of the continued development of cooperation between the Committee Pro Venezia Denmark, the Veneto Institute for Cultural Heritage (IVBC) and the National Museum of Denmark department of Preservation and Conservation (NMDKKR) such an  agreement is aimed at developing and deciding the restoration, conservation, research and professional training for heritage. In the framework of the mentioned agreement, the Committee Pro Venezia Denmark will provide financial support for the restoration interventions performd by the IVBC as well as expenses related to the inclusion of conservator and interns/students from the National Museum of Denmark in the practical and educational activities of the training site.

Future projects

The creation of synergies between Danish and Venetian institutions working in the field of restoration, conservation, research and application of new methods of intervention with particular attention to the environment.