Legal status: Registered US non-profit 501(c) 3 organization
Address: Dorsoduro 870, 30123 Venezia / 133 East 58th, Suite 501 New York, NY 10022
Members and roles:
  • Dr. Frederick Ilchman
    , Chairman
  • Ms. Tina Walls
    , President
  • Richard Almeida
    , Vice President
  • Alberto Nardi
    , Vice President
  • Lauren Santo Domingo
    , Vice President
  • Charles Tolbert
    , Vice President
  • Ms. Amy Gross
    , Executive Director
  • Ms. Melissa Conn
    , Director Venice Office

History of the Committee

Save Venice is a U.S. non-profit (501(c)(3)) organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of artwork and architecture in Venice.
This ongoing conservation work is complemented by support for publications, research, grants, and art exhibitions. Save Venice was founded in 1971 in response to the tragic flood of 1966 and today has restored more than 1.600 restored works of art (paintings, statues, tapestries, parchments, etc.). Save Venice is supported by its donors.

Current projects

The Committee is currently involved in 65 initiatives,including Titian’s Assunta in the Frari, mosaics and apsidal walls of S. Maria Assunta in Torcello, Carpaccio paintings in the Scuola Dalmata, and the Italian Synagogue in the Venetian Ghetto.

Some recent projects

Future projects

In 2021 we launched the “Women Artists of Venice” (WAV) program, which has a twofold objective: to restore the works of art of women artists in Venice and to promote art historical research in an area that is still underdeveloped and neglected.

What can be and is the role of our Committee within the Association?

The future of Save Venice is inextricably linked to the city of Venice and lies in its ability to respond to the requests and challenges put forward by its community, represented by the Patriarcato, Soprintendenza, Musei, Scuole and Associazioni, in order to preserve a historical, artistic and architectural heritage that is fragile and unique.

Within the association Private Committees our organization wants to play a cooperative and edifying role.

What does working in Venice mean for our Committee?

Save Venice celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021. The work in Venice has several meanings for us: the importance of preserving an artistic heritage that belongs to all humanity, being an important partner for the cultural actors of the city of Venice and caring for its community. Finally, our work represents a deep bond of friendship and cooperation between the United States and Italy.