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A free, data-driven resource all about Venice, Italy.
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Venipedia is a non-commercial wiki-based website dedicated to providing original information and data about the city of Venice, Italy. With the goal of cataloging and understanding every aspect of the unique culture, organization, and history, Venipedia seeks to provide English-speakers with a definitive compendium of up-to-date data on the incredible examples of human achievement found in Venice. Venipedia aims to fill the information gap left by other online knowledge bases by serving as a more detailed and data-oriented primary resource. Whether you are a curious individual or an official organization conducting research, Venipedia is dedicated to preserving all that Venice has to offer the world, and making it available to you.

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Featured Article: Public art preservation

Current art preservation techniques include treatments to stone – the material that makes up most, if not all, pieces of public art in Venice. The ultimate goal of stone preservation is to protect it from moisture by sealing the pores that exist on the surface of the object. If the object is not fixed in place, it can be detached from the wall and immersed it in a solvent to seal the stone’s pores. More often than not, however, the pieces are mounted on the side of buildings, and removing them is damagin and would do more harm than good. In these cases, the ..→

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