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Crowdfunding the preservation of Venetian public art

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Presentation given at annual meeting of the American Institute for Conservation in Albuquerque, NM.

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Crowdfunding the preservation of Venetian public art

  1. 1. Crowdfunding the Conservation of the Public Art of VeniceAmerican Institute for Conservation Fabio CarreraAlbuquerque, May 10, 2012 Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  2. 2. 1961-1977½ Ma 1977-1978 1978 -½ Ve 1988 - 1996 - 2004½ SFe 2007 -
  3. 3. Venice Public Art Coats of Arms Confraternity Crosses Fragments Decorations Symbols Sculptures Inscriptions Patere Street Altars Reliefs Keystones Bells Church Floors Lunette Portals•Flagstaff Pedestals Fountains Wellheads Monuments
  4. 4. Deterioration of Artifacts Rio Terà Barba Frutariol, Cannaregio1930 1979 2000 2007 2011
  5. 5. 1988-1998 - inventories Public Art 1990 2000 2010
  6. 6. Public Art Inventories 1098 253 75 25 85 Coats of Arms Confraternity Crosses Fragments Lunette Symbols 173 30 943 109 576 Sculptures Inscriptions Patere Street Altars Portals 394 253 2201 310 32 Reliefs Bells Church Floors Keystones Decorations TOTAL: 56 109 238 67 7027Flagstaff Pedestals Fountains Wellheads Monuments
  7. 7. Material CultureDecorative Sculpture Functional Artifacts Antique Boats
  8. 8. Material CultureDecorative Sculpture Functional Artifacts Antique Boats
  9. 9. Decorative SculptureCoats of Arms Crosses Decorations Fragments Inscriptions Street Patere Reliefs Sculptures Altars Symbols
  10. 10. Building the Decorative CatalogAlberto Rizzi 1990 2000 2010 1987
  11. 11. Decorative SculptureCoats of Arms Crosses Decorations Fragments Inscriptions Street Patere Reliefs Sculptures Altars Symbols
  12. 12. Decorative SculptureCoats of Arms Crosses Decorations Fragments Inscriptions 1098 75 32 253 30 Street Patere Reliefs Sculptures Altars Symbols 493 394 175 109 209 Total Catalogued: 2868
  13. 13. Material CultureDecorative Sculpture Functional Artifacts Antique Boats 2868 pieces
  14. 14. Material CultureDecorative Sculpture Functional Artifacts Antique Boats 2868 pieces
  15. 15. Functional Artifacts FlagstaffMonuments Portals Pedestals Bells Fountains Lunette Church Floors Wellheads Keystones
  16. 16. Building the Functional CatalogAlberto Rizzi 1990 2000 2010 1981
  17. 17. Functional Artifacts FlagstaffMonuments Portals Pedestals Bells Fountains Lunette Church Floors Wellheads Keystones
  18. 18. Functional Artifacts FlagstaffMonuments Portals Pedestals Bells Fountains 67 574 56 253 109 Lunette Church Floors Wellheads Keystones Cannaregio & 85 2201 238 ? 413 Castello Total Cataloged (excluding keystones): 3583 Total Cataloged: 3996
  19. 19. 7,027pieces of Public Art
  20. 20. Material CultureDecorative Sculpture Functional Artifacts Antique Boats
  21. 21. Antique Boats• Over 50 years old• Focus of photogrammetric project (concurrent in Wood Artifacts)
  22. 22. Venice as a World Heritage Site • World Heritage Sites – Venice inscribed in 1987 • UNESCO and material culture • Private Committees • The Master PlanUnited Nations Educational, Scientific, and • OUR CONTRIBUTION… Cultural Organization
  23. 23. Material CultureDecorative Sculpture Functional Artifacts Antique Boats 2868 pieces 3996 pieces 55 boats
  24. 24. Material Culture
  25. 25. Main Material Culture PagesDecorative Sculpture Functional Artifacts Antique Boats
  26. 26. Categories of Material CultureCoats of Arms Symbols Crosses Reliefs Fragments Inscriptions Patere SculpturesStreet Altars Wellheads Portals Monuments Lunette Fountains Flagstaff Pedestals Keystones Gondola Caorlina S’ciopon Topo
  27. 27. Individual Artifact PagesNumber of individual pages created: 3,068
  28. 28. Individual Page Components
  29. 29. Semantic Web Search• Additional search parameters• Results across multiple categories•Displays each piece with a given characteristic
  30. 30. Before and After Photos
  31. 31. Missing Pieces: 33 Confirmed
  32. 32. Conservation • Priority Analysis • Cost Assessment • Restoration
  33. 33. Priority Analysis • Physical Condition • Social & Historic Value • Artistic Value • Vulnerability • Uniqueness • Emergency
  34. 34. Interpreting the Results Low Priority
  35. 35. Interpreting the Results High Priority
  36. 36. Conservation • Priority Analysis • Cost Assessment • Restoration
  37. 37. Cost Estimate • Scaffolding Cost • Restoration Cost • Architect Fee • Taxes
  38. 38. Cost EstimateHigh Priority
  39. 39. Most Expensive€4357 €4229 €4282 €4158 €3949
  40. 40. 7,027 pieces of Public Art
  41. 41. € 3,500,000 7,027 pieces of Public Art
  42. 42. Conservation • Priority Analysis • Cost Assessment • Restoration
  43. 43. PreserVenice
  44. 44. The PreserVenice Committee
  45. 45. UNESCO Funding
  46. 46. Smartphone App
  47. 47. Augmented Reality
  48. 48. List View
  49. 49. Intelligent Public Art
  50. 50. Alerts
  51. 51. Favorites
  52. 52. Art Piece Information
  53. 53. Photo Alert
  54. 54. Photo Update
  55. 55. Before/After Alignment
  56. 56. Crowdfunding
  57. 57. Microdonations
  58. 58. Quality Control
  59. 59. Crowd-servation
  60. 60. Crowd-servation
  61. 61. Crowd-servation
  62. 62. Crowd-servation
  63. 63. Fabio Carrera carrera@wpi.edu fabiocarrera.com venice2point0.org santafedia.org venipedia.orgDigital Earth Watch StreetBump

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