Venice Biennale


  • Campo Monte Grappa Venice Italy

On May 25th, in collaboration with London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, the IDA unveiled a major Palmyra-themed exhibit at the Venice Biennale, the premiere exhibition site for the latest innovations in art and architecture world-wide.   The exhibition, which will run from May to November, and which will be seen by more than a half -million visitors, features elements of Palmyra’s Triumphal Arch, including the ornate keystone.  The goal of the installation is to provoke discussion about the role of historic reconstruction in preserving and curating ancient sites and to bring attention to the new digital technologies available for this purpose.  In addition to the exhibition reception, the IDA also hosted a dinner in the former home of Lord Byron on Venice’s Grand Canale for museum officials from the Italy and the UK to promote discussions about the future of architectural reconstruction in the museum context.