Bloomberg says that a $500 donation to Save Venice will pay for a day of work for a professional conservator, while $1.1 million will single-handedly fund the restoration of one of the oldest basilicas in Venice.
Last October’s flood submerged Venice under more than five feet of seawater. The city’s streets were a disaster, and they’re blaming the Italian government for it.
France’s National Library and Ministry of Culture also suffered water damage during a deluge on the night of July 9.
Recent heavy rainfall in France has led to dangerously high water levels, but while some Paris museums have managed to safeguard their collections, staffers at the Musée Girodet found themselves facing hundreds of water-damaged artworks.
Record rainfall in Paris has caused intense and dangerous flooding of the Seine River to the extent that the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay are closing temporarily to safeguard their collections.