For the sake of the Peace. The long walk to Europe from the Peace of Bologna to the Declaration of Human Rights (1530-1789)

Per il bene della Pace. Il lungo cammino verso l’Europa dalla pace di Bologna alla Dichiarazione dei diritti dell’uomo (1530-1789), Palazzo Ducale, Venezia


From 25 Ottobre 2014 to 03 Maggio 2015


Place: Palazzo Ducale

Address: piazza San Marco 1

Times: 8.30 am - 7 pm; from 1st November 8.30 am - 5.30 pm

Responsibles: Raffaele Santoro, Alessandra Schiavon


  • Sotto l’Alto Patronato del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana
  • Archivio di Stato di Venezia
  • Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia

Ticket price: full € 16, reduced € 10, students € 5.50

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The Italian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (1 July to 31 December 2014) is celebrated with an exhibition in the Poll Hall of the Palazzo Ducale that aims to focus the theme of peace as the supreme value of European culture, from the Renaissance up the Declaration of Human Rights promulgated in 1789.
Organized by the State Archives of Venice and the Venice Civic Museums Foundation, the exhibition - under the high patronage of the President of the Italian Republic - is developed through a process that has more than seventy valuable documents and cartographic images of Europe drawn from the prestigious documentary heritage preserved in the State Archives of Venice, the Library and the Cabinet mapping of the Correr Museum and the archives of the Hellenic Institute of Venice.
Given the importance of the issues addressed and the institutions involved in the initiative, the project sees the accession of the most important Italian and foreign cultural operating in Venice and beyond, the German Centre for Studies Venetians, under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture German, the Centro Pro Helvetia, with the support of the Consulate general of Switzerland in Milan; Romanian Institute of Culture and Humanistic Research at the University of Warwick to Antwerp Carlos Foundation and the Cervantes Institute.
Their participation has allowed us to jointly develop the project which will result in more events and activities - conferences, seminars, concerts - to be realized in their seats by the end of the semester.
They also contribute to the event the Fondation Lombard Odier and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, with which the State Archives of Venice is currently a major digitization project, the Association of the Knights of St. Mark and Assicurazioni Generali Venice.
To accompany the exhibition catalog has been published by Raffaele Santoro, director of the State Archives of Venice, and Alessandra Schiavon, historical and scientific researcher at the same Institute, published by Editions Antiga, with contributions from the same Santoro Schiavon and Maria Francesca Tiepolo, Georgios Ploumidis, Camillo Tonini.
The exhibition For the sake of peace. The long road to Europe, which will be inaugurated Saturday, October 25 at 12 am in the presence of the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism Hon. Dario Franceschini and the Italian Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey Gianpaolo Scarante, will be open to the public from October 25 2014 to January 12, 2015.