Thursday, April 28, 2011

Vianden Gala

The Italian Embassy in Luxembourg and Venetian Heritage organized a fund raising gala evening at Vianden Castle. Princess Sibilla is the International Chairwoman of Venetian Heritage. She attended the event with Prince Guillaume and Prince Jean. Members of the Belgian and Luxembourgish nobility were also in attendance.

The mission of the organization provides some clues about how the funds will be used. I found the following information on their website.
Venetian Heritage is a not-for-profit organization based in the United States, with offices in New York and Venice, and is part of the UNESCO Private Committees Program for the Safeguarding of Venice. The mission of Venetian Heritage is to encourage and support artistic and intellectual initiatives and cultural exchanges between the U.S. and Italy; to safeguard the Venetian cultural heritage as manifested in architecture, music, and the fine arts in the city itself and its former dominion; to sponsor exhibitions, lectures and conferences intended to stimulate a world-wide interest in the urgent and never-ending needs of Venice.
You may also notice that Princess Sibilla is wearing the pearl and diamond choker similar to the one that belonged to Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte. The choker belonging to the Grand Duchess was one of the jewels nearly auctioned several years ago.

Sources: RevueVenetian HeritageVenetian Heritage Facebook

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