The Poldi Pezzoli Museum

The Poldi Pezzoli Museum, founded by the collector Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli and opened to the public in 1881, is one of the most significant house-museum in Europe and shows the taste of one of the finest collector in the XIX century.

The house of the nobleman Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879) serves as frame for an impressive collection of Renaissance Italian paintings, but also for a unique collection of decorative arts, namely weapons and armors, porcelain, glasses, textiles, watches, jewellery and furnitures. 
The Museum is a research institute and a non-profit organisation (ONP) devoted to conservation, to studies on history of art and history of collecting and to educational studies. The Museum is committed to organise exhibitions in Italy and abroad and to coordinate researches and publications. The conservation department regularly publishes books on restoration regarding the different objects of the collections. 
The Museum is at the head of the Circuit House Museums in Milan. | @poldipezzoli
Photo by Andrea Volpato