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Funding Unsuccessful
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About

Titian in Prague

As the Vltava River elegantly flows it’s way through the heart of Prague, the historic infrastructure that has stood strong since the days of World War II sits beautifully along the riverbanks. Intellectuals and art enthusiasts have flocked to the city for years to enjoy the beauty and stimulation that the city provides. This time around, the resilient Prague Castle is set to generate the same type of excitement and interaction, fusing together different cultures and people from around the world for a common cause, Tiziano Vanitas, first art exhibition of Tiziano Vecellio's (Titian's) work since the time of Rudolph II. in the 16th century.

The place of the exhibition - The Prague Castle (Copyright: Správa Pražského hradu, Photo: Jan Gloc)
The place of the exhibition - The Prague Castle (Copyright: Správa Pražského hradu, Photo: Jan Gloc)

Loaning Titian's Art

With the help of donors, an art exhibition of renowned Renaissance artist, Tiziano Vecellio, is expected to run from September 23, 2015, through January 17, 2016. The Prague Castle, in cooperation with Art for Public s.r.o. and the Art for People association, will be leading the organizational duties for the exhibition of Titian’s work to the general public. The long hours and sleepless nights of Art for Public exhibition coordinator Kamila Bialesova, and project manager Lenka Zborilova, has allowed for the creation of this event. This exhibition will offer a unique experience for participants as many of the paintings that will be featured are being loaned from different national galleries and cultural institutions, as well as prestigious, private collectors

The Tiziano Vanitas TEAM! (Photo: Marie Fišerová)
The Tiziano Vanitas TEAM! (Photo: Marie Fišerová)

First Time Since the 16th Century

Serena Baccaglini and Monika Burian Jourdan first started discussing the idea of bringing Titian’s work back to Prague several years ago. What started as a simple dream for these two individuals has transformed and come alive into a desire to connect people from all over the world, and to not just think locally, but globally. 

The result of this exhibition would be an international experience, which reflects the multitude of nationalities represented in the team of people tirelessly working to see this dream come to life. From Czechs and to Germans and Italians, the city of Prague has united all of these nationalities around a common goal, a common vision to see the world’s complexities integrated as one. For everyone that will be involved in this once in a lifetime experience, this will be the first time that these works of art will be brought back to Prague in such a way since Rudolph II. was collecting Titian’s work in the 16th century. Aside from the work that speaks volumes for itself, two widely respected European art curators will curate the exhibition. 

Rudolph's gallery, place of the VIP Opening Ceremony (copyright: Správa Pražského hradu)
Rudolph's gallery, place of the VIP Opening Ceremony (copyright: Správa Pražského hradu)

Curators

Professor Emeritus Lionello Puppi and Professor at the Universita Cattolica Milano Serena Baccaglini  will be in charge of directing the course of events. Puppi is one of the world’s leading specialists on Titian and is a professor of art history at the University of Padua in Padua, Italy. Baccaglini, on the other hand, has a long history of creating, developing and organizing cultural events intended to facilitate communication and dialogue. With additional help from Art for Public’s president, Monika Burian Jourdan, the combination of knowledge possessed by these three individuals will offer viewers a rare place in a historical moment. 

Curators Lionello Puppi and Serena Baccaglini
Curators Lionello Puppi and Serena Baccaglini

Why Kickstarter?

On the surface, an artistic exhibition seems like a pretty easy event to organize and plan. Simply a room filled with paintings, drawings and sculptures. Behind the scenes, however, more than twenty people are putting in extended hours and making the extra effort to ensure the success of this project. From settling on a location, discussing terms of agreement with loaners, transporting and installing the artwork and insuring all of the artwork, a substantial amount of money is required to see the event run smoothly. Without a secure amount of funding, the dream that has been growing and taking form over the past years would not be possible. 

With over two years of preparation already instilled into the organization of the event, our team of project managers and coordinators has laid a sturdy groundwork that only needs one last thing to allow the exhibition to come full swing: backers

Aside from all the continued work needed to protect and display the art properly, communication with renovators and messengers, along with media support is crucial in uniting Prague and people from around the world for this extraordinarily unique event. Sadly, money and funds are one of the focal points of this artistic endeavor and are necessary to create history, which is why we have turned to Kickstarter to organize our funding efforts. 

Rewards

By contributing to a project of such significance, backers will secure their spot in history and become a working part in an exhibition that will surely transcend the test of time. Our team is committed to showcasing the same amount of support that is offered to us from our donors to make this historic showcase materialize. Extremely unique rewards are guaranteed for donations of as little as $1, to more substantial donations of $1,000 or more. Regardless, special thanks will be returned to all backers with possible tickets to one of a kind Tiziano Vanitas tour, a VIP invitation to the opening private ceremony, an after hours tour with the curator that includes a stay at the prestigious Aria Hotel (Tržiště 9, Prague 1), which is steadily occupying the top 10 position in the Best Luxury Hotel of the World category and was voted the Best Luxury Hotel of the World 2009 by Tripadvisor. Along with personalized, framed replica works of Titian’s art and many other rewards, there is an enormous variety of gifts, which everyone can choose from.

$5 Reward - Love E-mail + Place on the Wall Of Fame

Odměna za přibližně 125 CZK - Milostný e-mail + Místo na zdi slávy

$10 Reward - Handwritten Thank You Note

Odměna za přibližně 250 CZK - Ručně psaný děkovný dopis

$15 Reward - 1 Ticket To The Tiziano Vanitas Small Group Tour With An Art Historian

Odměna za přibližně 375 CZK - 1 lístek na prohlídku Tiziano Vanitas s historikem umění

$35 Reward - Unique Tiziano Vanitas T-Shirt Designed in a Limited Number Just for This Kickstarter Campaign

Odměna za přibližně 875 CZK - unikátní tričko výstavy Tiziano Vanitas vytvořené pouze v limitovaném množství pro Kickstarter kampaň Tiziano Vanitas.

$500 Reward - Two Tickets to the VIP Opening Ceremony at the Prague Castle

Odměna za přibližně 12 500 CZK - 2 lístky na VIP ceremonii ku příležitosti spuštění výstavy Tiziano Vanitas na Pražském hradě

Reserve your spot at the VIP Opening Ceremony (copyright: Správa Pražského hradu)
Reserve your spot at the VIP Opening Ceremony (copyright: Správa Pražského hradu)
Even the former president of the Czech Republic and the archbishop of Prague made an appearance at the introductory ceremony of the Tiziano Vanitas exhibition. Who are you going to meet at the VIP Opening Ceremony?
Even the former president of the Czech Republic and the archbishop of Prague made an appearance at the introductory ceremony of the Tiziano Vanitas exhibition. Who are you going to meet at the VIP Opening Ceremony?

$2000 Reward - After Hours Private Tour + Dinner For Two With The Curator Nearby The Prague Castle

Odměna za přibližně 50 000 CZK - Návštěva výstavy po zavírací době + Večere pro dva s kurátorem výstavy v blízkosti Pražského hradu

The view from your dinner at the CODA Restaurant, which is nearby the Prague Castle
The view from your dinner at the CODA Restaurant, which is nearby the Prague Castle

$2500 Reward - Accomodation for Two, Dinner For Two Nearby The Prague Castle + Private After Hours Tour Of The Exhibition

Odměna za přibližně 62 500 CZK - Ubytování pro dva v Hotelu Aria + Večere pro dvě osoby nedaleko Pražského hradu + Osobní prohlídka výstavy po zavírací době

Luxury accomodation at the Deluxe Room at the Aria Hotel, which is located nearby the Prague Castle
Luxury accomodation at the Deluxe Room at the Aria Hotel, which is located nearby the Prague Castle

$5000 Reward - Accomodation For Two, Dinner For Two Nearby The Prague Castle With The Curator + Private After Hours Tour Of The Exhibition

Odměna za přibližně 125 000 CZK - Ubytování pro dva v Hotelu Aria + Večere pro dvě osoby nedaleko Pražského hradu společně s kurátorem výstavy + Osobní prohlídka výstavy po zavírací době

Mozart Suite a top accomodation at the Aria hotel in Prague, which is located nearby the Prague Castle
Mozart Suite a top accomodation at the Aria hotel in Prague, which is located nearby the Prague Castle

Be Renaissance!

So, we ask you from the bottom of our hearts, join us in Prague within the heart of Europe at one of the most intellectually striking cities in the world for a unique showcase of beauty with the paintings of internationally renowned Renaissance artist Titian. For the first time since the 16th century, the Prague Castle will be the epicenter for exceptional and global collaboration, connecting different cultures and new generations to revitalize the excellence that was and still is Titian. Through backing this Kickstarter campaign, donors will be granted the privilege to witness works of art previously reserved for private collectors, national galleries and cultural institutions, and never seen before by the general public. We invite you to support us on this journey and become a living piece of history that will unquestionably transcend current generations.
Self portrait of Titian (Public Domain Artwork)
Self portrait of Titian (Public Domain Artwork)

Patronage of the Tiziano Vanitas exhibition

Patronage of the Italian Embassy in Prague
Patronage of the Italian Embassy in Prague

Backing Tiziano Vanitas Exhibition is quick, easy and secure!

1 - Log into your Kickstarter account, or create a new account. 

2 - Click on the green "Back this project" button at the top of the page. 

3 - Input your pledge amount and select your reward tier. 

4 - Enter your billing information. 

5 - And you're done! (We'll contact you after the campaign ends for your shipping and order information)

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Additional Information

If you still don't have enough information about the future exhibition you are an important part of please visit the following links of our webpage and of our Facebook page as well.

Webpage:

www.tiziano.cz 

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/tizianovanitas

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge of this campaign and of this project is negotiating with the multiple museums, private collectors and other big institutions as these might take some time; however, we have been very successful thus far and have been promised wonderful Titian works from almost all of these institutions and private collectors that we have been talking to.

If we manage to raise our goal of $40,000 and more, we can pay the lending fee for all of them and then truly organize the biggest Titian exhibition in Prague since the era of Rudolph II, as well as the biggest Titian exhibition of the century.

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    SIGNED POSTER OF TITIAN WORK
    Titian Poster signed by Serena Baccaglini or Lionello Puppi, who are the curators of this wonderful exhibition + place in the website Wall of Fame!!!

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    2 TIZIANO VANITAS PRAGUE PACKAGE
    2 tickets to the Tiziano Vanitas and the entire Prague Castle with an art historian in groups of 8 or less + place in the website Wall of Fame!!!

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    UNIQUE TITIAN T-SHIRT
    Titian T-shirt dedicated to this exhibition and signed by Serena Baccaglini or Lionello Puppi, who are the curators of this wonderful exhibition + place in the website Wall of Fame!!!

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    ONLINE TOUR OF TIZIANO VANITAS
    Online tour of the Exhibition that is only available to our Kickstarter backers! No one else will have this opportunity + place in the website Wall of Fame!!!

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    TIZIANO VANITAS BASIC PACKAGE
    2 tickets to the exhibition + thank you note + Titian brochure all wrapped up in an unique Titian handbag!

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    TIZIANO VANITAS SCHOOL PACKAGE
    10 tickets to the Tiziano Vanitas exhibition that will be guided by an art historian in order to give the students the best educational tour of their lives while discovering the beauty of Titian and Renaissance art.

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    PERSONAL THANK YOU VIDEO + SKYPE TIME
    You will receive a personal thank you video + you will have the opportunity to Skype or Facetime with one of the team members for 20 minutes + Titian brochure + Thank you note all wrapped up in an unique Titian handbag!

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    PREMIUM TIZIANO VANITAS PACKAGE
    6 tickets to the exhibition + Personal thank you video + DVD about Titian + thank you note + Titian brochure all wrapped up in a unique Titian handbag!!!

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    PREMIUM TIZIANO VANITAS PACKAGE WITH A TOURGUIDE
    The same as the reward before + a professional tour guide just for your group.

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    FRAMED TITIAN REPLICA
    2 Tickets + Framed Titian replica + your text video with exact number of characters will be running at the exhibition (the text will be pending approval).

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    FRAMED TITIAN REPLICA + CATALOG
    2 Tickets + Framed Titian replica + catalog + your text video with exact number of characters will be running at the exhibition (the text will be pending approval).

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    2 VIP TICKETS TO THE OPENING CEREMONY
    2 tickets to the opening ceremony, which will be held at the Rudolph's gallery (Rudolfinsky sal) at the Prague Castle. Here you will join the elite of the business community, politicians, academics and other very important people just as yourselves + your text video with exact number of characters will be running at the exhibition (the text will be pending approval).

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    2 VIP TICKETS TO THE OPENING CEREMONY + YOUR NAME IN THE CATALOG
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    VIP TICKET + PRIVATE TOUR + PAINTING + CERTIFICATE
    2 VIP tickets to the opening party +
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    TIZIANO VANITAS TOUR WITH THE CURATOR
    Personal tour with the curator for 2 people.
    You will also get a Titian diploma, certificate of a backer and the Tiziano Vanitas premium package, which includes the Titian replica painting!

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    TIZIANO VANITAS AFTER-HOURS, PRIVATE TOUR + DINNER NEXT TO THE PRAGUE CASTLE WITH THE CURATOR
    You will have a private dinner for 2 with the curator right nearby the Prague Castle and a private tour with the same curator afterwards. You will also have a luxury transport from your place of stay to the Prague Castle (transport only around Prague).

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    ACCOMMODATION, DINNER NEXT TO THE PRAGUE CASTLE + PRIVATE, AFTER-HOURS TOUR
    Private, after-hours tour of the exhibition and dinner with an art historian + accommodation for 2 people at the Aria hotel, which is located nearby the Prague castle + transport to and from the airport or around Prague.

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    ACCOMMODATION, DINNER NEXT TO THE PRAGUE CASTLE WITH THE CURATOR + PRIVATE, AFTER-HOURS TOUR
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    COMPANY PACKAGE
    Your banner will be displayed at the exhibition for the period of 1 month.

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    COMPANY PACKAGE PLUS
    Your banner at the exhibition for the period of 3 months.

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    TITIAN AND PRAGUE EXPERIENCE YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!
    Accommodation for 2 people for 3 days in the Aria hotel, dinner with the curator nearby the Prague castle followed by a private, after-hours tour. You will also gain a private tour of Prague from a Prague native that will show you things and places that are not usually seen by tourists. THIS WILL BE A MEMORY YOU WILL NEVER FORGET!

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    COMPANY PACKAGE PREMIUM
    Your banner will be displayed at the exhibition for the entire time of the exhibition and you will receive a dinner for your team nearby the Prague Castle + private, after hours tour + certificate for your company as a supporter of the single most important exposition at the Prague Castle in the 21st century. (Limit at the team members is 10)

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Funding period

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