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Friends of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum

The Friends of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum Association ETS is a nonprofit voluntary cultural association, founded in 1960 on the initiative of a willing group of Milanese, with the aim of supporting the Poldi Pezzoli Museum in all its artistic and institutional activities.
Friends of Poldi Pezzoli

In the spirit of the will of Noble Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli, founder of the Museum, its purpose is the education and dissemination of expressions of art and culture as well as the protection, promotion and enhancement of things of artistic and historical interest. In particular, the Association aims to encourage patronage initiatives and support the Poldi Pezzoli Museum and its cultural heritage by increasing the Museum’s art collections, library and archives.

Today it has a large number of members, supporters, benefactors and patrons who are the Museum’s first Ambassadors.
For them, the Association organizes: guided tours to museums, exhibitions, monuments, private collections and entire neighborhoods of Milan; excursions to cities of art, historical sites, private residences and monuments that can be reached in a day trip starting from the city center; and trips in Italy and abroad always to discover history and art, with the constant assistance of a team of highly trained art historians.

As evidence of its constant commitment to the cultural field, in 2014 the Association received the certificate of Civic Merit from the City of Milan. It has been a member of the Italian Federation of Associations of Friends of Museums (FIDAM) since 1978.

Become a Friend of Poldi Pezzoli Museum

Becoming a Friend of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum means first and foremost supporting the Museum in the spirit of the will of its founder Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli. By paying a membership fee of your choice, each Member contributes to preserving the Museum’s rich artistic heritage, supporting the restoration and conservation of its collections, and promoting its knowledge in Italy and abroad.
Members are given a Friends of the Museum Card to fully experience the Poldi Pezzoli Museum, take advantage of its many benefits and participate in cultural activities reserved for Members. The Card is valid for one year, is renewable and is nominal.

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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

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