Museo delle Icone Bizantine

Museo Icone Bizantine - salaThe museum of Byzantine and post-Byzantine icons was built by Baldassarre Longhena next to St Giorgio dei Greci church in the school of St Nicolò (where the Hospital for poor Greeks had its lodgings from 1678 till the beginning of the XX century).

The museum, inaugurated in 1959 and totally restored in 1999, displays rare paintings of the XIV-XVIII centuries, many icons, but also illuminated codes, sacred embroidered vestments belonging to Philadelphian Archbishops and crafted objects of great historical and artistic importance.
The collection was created with the donations from members of the Orthodox Greeks’ confraternity. 
Many icons were transported to Venice by immigrants and others were painted here by Greek iconographers.  Among these, the most important ones were: Michele Damaskinòs, Giorgio Klonzas, Emanuele Lambardos, Teodoro Pulakis, Emanuele Tzanes Bunialìs.

Useful Information:
Times: from Monday to Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.(ticket place closes at 4.30p.m.)
Entrance: on payment
Address: Istituto Ellenico di Studi Bizantini e Postbizantini di Venezia. Castello 3412, 30122
Telephone: 0415226581
Fax: 0415238248


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