The Foundation

"I direct that the house, along with all the works in there, be made into an Artistic Foundation for public use and benefit in perpetuity under the same regulation as for the Brera Art Gallery".
(from Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli's will, 1871)

The Poldi Pezzoli Art Foundation was born in 1881 with the opening of the Museum. It is a non-profit organization run by a board whose members are: the Milanese Soprintendente ai Beni Artistici Storici e Demoantropologici of Culture Ministry,  one of  Gian Giacomo's heirs, and representatives from the Culture Ministery, the City of Milan, the Provincial Administration of Milan and the Regional Government of Lombardy.