Venice, various venues, until September 12th 2012
Museo Correr, Museo Archeologico and Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana
‘San Michele in Isola. Isola della conoscenza. Ottocento anni di storia e cultura camaldolesi nella laguna di Venezia’
To quote from the official site:
The year 2012 sees the millenary of the foundation of the Camoldolese Order, and the celebration of the 800th anniversary of the foundation of the Venetian Camoldolese monastery of San Michele in Isola, the centre for a fervent religious life and intense cultural activity that exercised considerable influence and played a leading role in the humanist culture of Venice.
To commemorate this special chapter in the cultural life of the city, in close collaboration with Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana and Polo Museale Veneziano, an exhibition will be held in the main rooms of the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, illustrating the many aspects of the centuries of Camoldelese life in Venice, starting with a reconstruction of the monastery, collections and prestigious library of San Michele in Isola, and of the equally important Camoldelese Venetian centres of San Maffio di Murano, San Giovanni Battista della Giudecca and San Clemente in Isola.
The island went on to become state property in 19th century when it became the city’s main cemetery.