American Friends of Querini Stampalia Foundation

Fondazione Scientifica Querini Stampalia onlus (IT) A Project of F | KBFUS Funds

Who we are

Fondazione Querini Stampalia was established in 1869 by Count Giovanni Querini, the last descendant of the Querini Stampalia family. The Foundation is the only institution of the city that contains the entire heritage of this ancient and noble Venetian family. It supports cultural productions through the study of its own historical and artistic heritage and it is open to contemporary events and works of art.

The following facilities are available: the general Library, open until late night and on holidays according to the will of the Founder; the Museum, characterized by the typical atmosphere of the 18th-century residence of aristocrats; an area dedicated to temporal exhibitions.

A single location, complex and flexible at the same time, where you can find both ancient rooms and Carlo Scarpa's, Valeriano Pastor's and Mario Botta's contemporary architecture. It is the perfect setting for individual study, cultural projects and special events.


According to his will, Giovanni Querini Stampalia founded an institution to foster study and "useful subjects". This is still the mission of the Foundation, whose main goal is the education and the development of individuals. This is a place encouraging the exchange of views as well as cross-cultural meetings, personal development and the spread of knowledge.