Essential Information

Type Talks and courses
National Maritime Museum → Ground floor → Lecture Theatre
Date and Times Wednesday 31 August | 6.30pm-8pm
Prices £10
Booking information to come

This talk will discuss a new book, the Guide to Anthropocene Venice, with the team working on the publication.

Taking the book project as a starting point, the talk will explore the theme of wetlands and their ecological value, focussing on the Venetian lagoon as an example but also exploring comparable environments around the world. Speakers include Luca Cosentino.

About the lecture series

This event is part of a series of talks given by researchers, scholars and experts to accompany Canaletto's Venice Revisited at the National Maritime Museum. 

The talks will illuminate Venice's dynamic history and explore what Venetian music, literature, art, architecture and ecology can tell us about the challenges that the city faces from rising sea levels, population decline and mass tourism.

The series is generously supported by the Italian Cultural Institute. All lectures will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum or at the Italian Cultural Institute at 39 Belgrave Square in London.

A painting showing the Grand Canal during a festival. The canal is filled with gondolas and other craft, while the banks are lined with people

Visit Canaletto's Venice Revisited

A dynamic history, a precarious present: navigate Venice's iconic waterways at the National Maritime Museum.

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