The Un Merletto per Venezia [Lace for Venice] National Competition was established in 2013 from the synergy between Fondazione Andriana Marcello and the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia through the cultural support of Dr. Chiara Squarcina.

Palazzo Mocenigo, Award ceremony, Competition Un merletto per Venezia, 2018. On the left speaking, Dottoressa Chiara Squarcina​​, on the right sitting, Conte Umberto Marcello Del Majno, President Fondazione Andriana Marcello and Professor Doretta Davanzo Poli, Jury President of the Competition

This initiative intends to underline the importance of lace-making and ensure deserved visibility for its protagonists as well as create scientific and cultural interest in this precious art.

Some of the works participating in past competitions