LODLAM Summit in Venice

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San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight by Claude Monet, 1908 | Public domain

San Giorgio Maggiore by Twilight by Claude Monet, 1908 | Public domain

Once again, a chance conversation produces a brilliant idea. This time a successful collaboration between Cristina Pattuelli (Pratt Institute, New York) and me (Regesta, Rome) led to a conversation about other projects we could work on together. The conversation turned to LODLAM and our desire to see it hosted in Europe.

Suddenly, the lightbulb turned on, the challenge was accepted, and we set about planning to host the 2017 international LODLAM summit in Venice. If Venice alone — with its stunning architecture and magical canals — isn’t enough to attract attendees, the magnificent Giorgio Cini Foundation, on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, will be the site of the summit. Once a working Benedictine monastery, the Cini has been transformed into a cultural institute and meeting place for the most esteemed intellectuals, artists, politicians and economists.

The Cini’s own exceptional cultural heritage collections and their work at the forefront of digital humanities are guaranteed to inspire and enrich participants’ experience. We invite you to explore and learn more about this magnificent locale and start making plans to join us in Venice for the 2017 LODLAM Summit, June 28-29.


Paolo Veronese, Le nozze di Cana, olio su tela, 1563. Il dipinto venne realizzato per la parete del refettorio progettata da Palladio nel complesso di San Giorgio Maggiore. Nel 1797 fu prelevato da Napoleone per essere trasferito al Louvre, dove è tuttora esposto. Oggi la Fondazione espone una perfetta riproduzione dell’originale, in tela.

Paolo Veronese, The Wedding at Cana, oil on canvas, 1563. The painting was created for the wall of the refectory designed by Palladio for the Benedictine monastery. In 1797 it was taken by Napoleon and transferred to the Louvre, where it is still on exhibition today. The Cini Foundation has created a facsimile on a one-to-one scale —a ‘second original’ – and placed it in the setting for which it was originally conceived. Challenging the notion of “aura” 

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