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Inscriptions are words that have been carved into stone and displayed in public locations and are a sub-set of material culture. They usually display historical or religious messages, but can also serve as memorials. Typically written in old Venetian or pseudo-Latin, inscriptions were often produced to commemorate a prominent person or significant event. Their function is purely informational, but they now add to the artistic atmosphere of Venice too.
Damage and Preservation
For general information pertaining to the sources of damage to Venetian inscriptions, please see the Damage to public art page.
For general information pertaining to the restoration and preservation of Venetian inscriptions, please see the Restoration and preservation of public art page.
Specific information regarding the damage and restoration needs of each inscription can be found on the pages dedicated to each individual inscription, as listed in the map below and in the navigation box under the "See Also" section of this page.