THE CARLO SCARPA PROJECT
In consideration of the central role of Carlo Scarpa (Venice 1906-Sendai 1978) in the panorama of contemporary architecture,
the Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali
and the Regione del Veneto
formed, in 2002, a Comitato paritetico Carlo Scarpa
with the goal of increasing the awareness, conservation, and valorisation of the work of the Veneto architect,
as well as of the archive of his drawings recently acquired by the Italian state.
In particular, with article 41 of the regional finance bill of 2002
and ensuing, the Regione del Veneto has assigned important resources
to an integrated group of initiatives promoted and supported by the
Comitato paritetico. Above all are the cognitive study
survey and restoration
of a group of buildings by
Scarpa, among these the Museo di Castelvecchio
Verona, the Fondazione Querini Stampalia
the Gipsoteca Canoviana
in Possagno and the Gallo
At the same time, the Regione del Veneto has undertaken a systematic campaign to acquire
drawings by Carlo Scarpa from private collections and has deposited these at the Museo di Castelvecchio.
With the digitalisation of the Museo di Castelvecchio drawings, which
can be consulted on the Internet, the first nucleus of the computer
system CARLO SCARPA ARCHIVE
has been launched.
In addition, at the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura
Andrea Palladio, a photo library of the architect’s works has been
started, with the collection of historical photos, the realisation
of a new photographic campaign, and the project for a video library
of interviews with patrons, collaborators, interlocutors, and executors.
Since 2000 the CISA and the Museo di Castelvecchio organise a high-level
course every year on the work of Scarpa aimed toward young European
scholars and architects; this complements the day of studies organised
by the Fondazione Querini Stampalia. Finally, a series of publications
gathers the various scientific and research contributions.