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The Poldi Pezzoli Artistic Foundation, established by Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli in his will dated August 3, 1871, is a great example of a successful synergy between public and private institutions.
Dettaglio, Ritratto di dama, Piero del Pollaiolo, ca. 1470

This cooperation, intended by the art collector Gian Giacomo, has been implemented and enforced in the 2012 statute, studied by the former President Mario Cera during his two terms of office. The statute requires a governance by a Board of Trustees, a Management Committee and various private Institutions. The Poldi Pezzoli Artistic Foundation changes its board of Trustees every three years.

TheTrustees are representatives of the Ministry of Culture, of the Lombardy Region, of the Municipality of Milan, and of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, representatives nominated by the Friends of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum and by the heirs of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli, as well as representatives of the Main Sponsors: UBI Banca Popolare Commercio e Industria, Banco BPM, Credit Suisse, Fondazione Banca del Monte di Lombardia and Van Cleef & Arpels.

I intend to devote myself to the Poldi Pezzoli Artistic Foundation with the commitment of a civil servant, working pro bono for the museum. This, obviously, together with the Board of Trustees, where I have been the representative of Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli’s heirs since 1989.

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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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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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