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Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Museo Poldi Pezzoli

Museo Poldi Pezzoli

The Museo Poldi Pezzoli is an art museum that originated in the 19th century as a private collection. Many of the rooms in the palace were redecorated, starting in 1846. The individual rooms were often decorated and furnished to match the paintings hung on the walls. The architect rebuilt the palace in its present Neoclassical style with an English-style interior garden.

The house and contents were left in a will to the Brera Academy, and the museum opened in 1881. During World War II, the palace suffered grave damage, but the artworks had been placed in safe storage. The museum was reopened in 1951 after reconstruction.

The museum’s collection includes a  broad collection of Northern Italian and Netherlandish/Flemish artists plus exhibits of weaponry, glassworks, ceramics, jewelry, and furnishings.

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Museo Poldi Pezzoli

  • Name:              Museo Poldi Pezzoli
  • Established:     1881
  • City:                  Milan, Italy
  • Location:          Via Manzoni 12, Milan, 20121 Milan – Italy

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