499 years ago the Ghetto of Venice was established, first ghetto in history, and was to become one of the most important crossroads of Jewish culture for the following centuries. The word itself 'ghetto' originates from Venice, meaning 'metal foundry', hinting at the previous activities of [...] Read more >  FUND RAISING TO CELEBRATE THE GHETTO 500TH ANNIVERSARY   Much (salt) water has flown under the Rialto Bridge since its construction in 1591. Standing on top of 12,000 invisible wooden poles, built out of large blocks of very resistant white limestone, the stubborn structure is the symbol of Venice as one of the greatest trading centers of the past [...] Read more >  THE RIALTO BRIDGE SOON BACK TO ITS SPLENDOR   The Schulhof Collection is the most prestigious bequest in the history of the Guggenheim Museum in Venice and the testimony of a long-term friendship with Peggy. She met Hannelore and Rudolph Schulhof in the garden of her house, in the late 50's/early 60's, while they were questioning about a [...] Read more >  THE NEW SCHULHOF COLLECTION AT THE GUGGENHEIM
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