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Poldi Pezzoli Art Foundation

The Poldi Pezzoli Artistic Foundation was born with the opening of the museum in 1881.
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The Poldi Pezzoli Artistic Foundation was created in 1881, alongside the opening of the Museum. The Foundation looks after over 6000 artworks (paintings and applied arts). Today it is an Onlus (a no-profit institution), managed by a Board of Trustees (link), which includes: the Superintendent of Cultural Heritage of Milan, representatives of the Ministry for Culture, of the Lombardy Region, of the Province of Milan, of the Municipality of Milan, and of the Main Supporters, as well as a heir of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli.


President: Gian Giacomo Attolico Trivulzio
Counselors: Alberto Baldan, Mario Bianchi, Maria Elena Cappello, Emanuela Carpani, Gianluca Corrado, Francesca Di Carrobio, Igino Domanin, Federico Imbert, Philippe Ishakian, Fabio Rubini, Livio Strazzera
Auditors: Marino Dellisanti, Matteo Insam, Federico Stricagnolo

poldi pezzolI MUSEUM

Poldi Pezzoli Museum

Museo Poldi Pezzoli in the centre of Milan, close to the Duomo Cathedral and the Scala Theatre, the Poldi Pezzoli Museum welcomes you! Opened in 1881, it was the house of the noble Milanese Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879). Avid art collector, he had gathered here paintings as well as sculptures, carpets, laces, arms and armour, jewellery, clocks, porcelain and glass.

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Workshops and Activities

The Museum has initiated educational activities since 1974 through guided tours, workshops, specific tours and publications designed for all kinds of audiences, from schools of all levels to adults.

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To make your visit even more engaging and rich in discovery, we have created a series of unique itineraries designed to satisfy different passions and interests.

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Cavaliere Nero
Dama del Pollaiolo
Autoritratto in un gruppo di amici
Madonna con bambino di Sandro Botticelli

Poldi Pezzoli
The collection

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.

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