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Venice proposes Murano as UNESCO world heritage site

Murano has been proposed as a World Heritage Site in a move to protect Venetian art. The island presently has has 306 companies, which employ about 2,000 people.

The City of Venice has requested that the glassmaking island of Murano be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO to protect Venetian art.
The small island of Murano is not only a tourist attraction, but also has 700 years of important artistic glassmaking experience.
Inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List will protect the age-old craft tradition of competition from cheap products from China.
Since the 18th century, Venetian glass masters have been working in their own shops to make vases, lamps, glasses and bowls, which are works of art and are on show in many museums.
The island of Murano has 306 companies, which employ about 2,000 people.

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