Created as a response to the devastating damage caused by the November 1966 floods – resulting in the highest tide in Venice during the 20th century – Save Venice Inc. is the leading American non-profit organisation dedicated to preserving the city’s artistic heritage.
Since 1971, Save Venice has funded the conservation of more than 550 projects in the city, comprising over 1,000 individual artworks.
In 2015, Save Venice established the Rosand Library & Study Center in Venice, a research base of Venetian art, history, and conservation. The organisation also provides grants for fellowships, exhibitions, and publications to advance scholarship and conservation. The dedicated executive team at Save Venice select conservation projects on the basis of artistic merit, historical importance, and urgency of need by the Save Venice Board of Directors and its projects committee. This comprises noted experts in the fields of art, history, and conservation.
WorldPR advised Save Venice, which has offices in New York City and Venice and chapters in Boston and California, at the time of the publication of City of Falling Angels, a non-fiction work set in Venice by the celebrated American author, John Berendt (also author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil). Save Venice was engaged in the ground-breaking restoration of the magnificent Jewish cemetery on the Lido di Venezia, the oldest in the world having been founded in 1386.