This is the official web site of the Arsenale, run by the Comune (Municipality) di Venezia:
Here there are a few titles on shipbuilding during the modern age.
The best introduction to the ships of the period is still Frederic C. Lane, Venetian Ships and Shipbuilders of the Renaissance, Baltimore, 1934. For the Venetian Arsenale, see Ennio Concina, L'arsenale della Repubblica di Venezia: Tecniche e istituzioni dal medioevo all'età moderna, Milan, 1984; Mauro Bondioli, "The Arsenal of Venice and the Art of Building Ships" in Boats, Ships and Shipyards. Atti del IX International Symposium on Boat and Ship Archaeology, ed. Carlo Beltrame, Oxford, 2000, pp. 222-227; Robert C. Davis, Shipbuilders of the Venetian Arsenal: Workers and Workplace in the Preindustrial City, Baltimore, 1991.
I provide the web site of the Biennale, held in several rooms of the Arsenale. It's link is: http://www.labiennale.org/en/Home.html
Here's a video on the Arsenale's history. Journey through it's history with the architect Claudio Menichelli. This video is in Italian and, unfortunately, is not subtitled in English. This is the video's link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6MSyeNUQ-o
For visits or information on the Arsenale of Venice, you can contact the Institute of Military Maritime Studies at the telephone number +0039. 041.2441362.
For those interested in learning more, here is a book: Giovanni Casoni, Guida per l'Arsenale di Venezia / G. Casoni - Venezia: G. Antonelli, 1839.
Unfortunately, I am not able to say if there is a version of the book translated into English.