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Scrigno. Small stories of masterpieces

Throughout his life, Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli collected beautiful art objects and transformed his house on Milan’s Via Manzoni into a treasure chest that, according to his wishes, was opened to the public. Even today, thanks to the many donations, the house museum continues to live and evolve. And now, through four themed audio tours it reveals the stories behind its treasures. The narration of the itineraries is entrusted to some of the voices of Chora Media: Luca Bizzarri, Mario Calabresi, Francesca Milano, Sara Poma.

Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli

Video of the biography of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli made on the occasion of the Exhibition “Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli, the Man and the Collector of the Risorgimento.”

MEMO. Una passeggiata d’autore tra le sale storiche del Museo Poldi Pezzoli

The animated video, created by the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, in collaboration with Fondazione Ravasi Garzanti, as a cultural partner, shapes a story in fragments in which historical images set the stage for a “walk” through the Museum’s halls.

Il giardino del Paradiso

In this video, the story of the restoration of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum’s Tiger Carpet. The carpet was purchased by Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli in 1855 and is considered one of the masterpieces of Persian textile art; it retains its original vibrant colors.

L'immagine è un dettaglio del dipinto di San Michele di Piero della Francesca e raffigura un angelo dipinto, con capelli ricci biondi, vestito con abiti decorati, su sfondo blu cielo e ala bianca visibile.

Reasons to visit the Poldi Pezzoli Museum

because it is a house-museum that in its historical rooms has preserved the charm of a 19th century residence.
to know a great Milanese art collector.
for the wide range of its collections, from Archaeology to the 19th century.
to admire masterpieces by painters as Pollaiuolo, Mantegna, Botticelli, Raffaello, Piero della Francesca, Tiepolo, Canaletto, Hayez
for the amazing collections of sundials and clocks, Murano glass, Meissen porcelain.
to discover a palace overlooking a beautiful hidden garden, and a romantic Orangerie.

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