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Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi

Established in July 2006, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi marks a significant break in the way cultural institutions have been run in Italy. It is an independent public-private foundation guided by an autonomous Board of Directors appointed by its founding partners.

The challenge facing the Fondazione from the outset has been to bring international quality exhibitions and cultural events to Florence and Tuscany, and to “give the Palazzo back to the city and the region.”

On the palazzo’s Piano Nobile and the Strozzina area the Fondazione organises art exhibitions ranging from the art of the ancient world via the Renaissance to the modern and contemporary era. The Fondazione also hosts a permanent exhibition on the history of the Palazzo Strozzi, a café and a museum shop on the ground floor, giving onto the palazzo’s Renaissance courtyard where it organises concerts, performance art, installations of contemporary art, theatrical performances and a great deal more. The programmes and collateral events accompanying every exhibition ensures that Palazzo Strozzi is an exciting experience for all its visitors, especially young people, families and children.
Photo by Alessandro Moggi
For more information:
Lavinia Rinaldi
Press office and Public Relations
Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi
Palazzo Strozzi, piazza Strozzi, 50123 Firenze
tel. +39 055 3917122
fax +39 055 2646560
l.rinaldi@palazzostrozzi.org

Director General

Arturo Galansino

Executive Director

Antonella Loiero

Curator

Ludovica Sebregondi

The challenge facing the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi from the outset has been to bring international quality exhibition and cultural events to Florence and Tuscany and to “give the Palazzo back to the city and the region.”

Palazzo Strozzi - History:

Situated between Piazza Strozzi and via Tornabuoni in the heart of Florence, the Palazzo Strozzi is one of the finest examples of Renaissance domestic architecture.It was commissioned by the Florentine merchant Filippo Strozzi and the foundations were laid in 1489 according to a design by Benedetto da Maiano. A year later the project was given to Simone del Pollaiolo, known as Cronaca, who worked on it until 1504 but the Palazzo was only finally finished in 1538. The Palazzo remained the property of the Strozzi family until 1937, and since 1999 it has been managed City of Florence.

Since the Second World War the Palazzo has been Florence’s largest temporary exhibition space. Among the major exhibitions held at Palazzo Strozzi have been the Peggy Guggenheim Collection (1949), 17th century Florence (1986), Gustav Klimt (1992), La Natura Morta Italiana (2003), Botticelli e Filippino Lippi (Italy’s most visited exhibition in 2004), Leon Battista Alberti (2006) and Cézanne in Florence (Italy’s most visited exhibition in 2007).

Friends of Palazzo Strozzi

Becoming a Friend is a new way for you to experience Palazzo Strozzi and its exhibitions, to keep track of its many cultural initiatives and to benefit from a host of special discounts and advantages.

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Membership

Association of Partners Palazzo Strozzi

Established in July 2006, the Palazzo Strozzi brand stands for international quality and user-friendliness. Its key features are:

Excellence: intelligent, engaged, international
Contemporary: modern, informed, provocative
Innovative: experimental, creative, open
Inviting: user-friendly, comfortable, social

Association of Partners Palazzo Strozzi

Private companies can support the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi through sponsorship agreements but also by joining the Palazzo Strozzi Partners Committee: a group of national and international companies that support the Foundation through an annual contribution.

Becoming a Partner of Palazzo Strozzi means:

Associating your company with a symbol of the Renaissance worldwide which has become Florence’s foremost exhibition centre, having hosted over 40 exhibitions with 2.5 million visitors since 2006 and generated an enormous economic impact for the region, while also attracting international attention.

Contributing to the development of a unique artistic and cultural program using attractive, high-quality art projects to forge a fascinating dialogue between past and present involving leading artists, museums and cultural institutions from all over the world. Supporting Palazzo Strozzi’s mission of cultural inclusion through a programme of educational activities and events involving all kinds of audiences, with a special focus on young people and families and on accessibility-related themes.

Taking part to Palazzo Strozzi’s life with previews, opening ceremonies, dedicated tours and admissions, workshops and opportunities for networking bringing together the Fondazione’s Partners and stakeholders.

The Partners Committee’s executive body is the Circle of Palazzo Strozzi, representing the main partners who are directly involved by the Fondazione’s Director General in networking, promotion and brand awareness activities and also within the governance of the Fondazione itself.

Further information or inquiries:

Secretary General of the Partners Committee Carlo Ceccarelli – c.ceccarelli@palazzostrozzi.org

Communications and Public Relations Manager Riccardo Lami – r.lami@palazzostrozzi.org

Palazzo Strozzi Foundation China

The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi (working in conjunction with Toscana Promozione, the Regione Toscana, the Provincia di Firenze and the Comune di Firenze) began making an effort to make Tuscany Italy’s most welcoming region for Chinese visitors in 2008 with its China. At the Court of the Emperor and China China China!!! exhibitions. The first step has consisted in offering written material in Chinese. The Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi has produced four special “Passports” in Chinese and Italian since 2011. In these Passports the text in Chinese is on the left-hand page and the corresponding Italian text on the right-hand page, with the names and addresses of the most interesting sites appropriately highlighted. If visitors get their Passports stamped in at least five of the sites listed, they earn free admission to the Palazzo Strozzi exhibitions (where all of the texts in the exhibitions are available in Chinese). Since 2014, with the cooperation of the Italian Embassy in China, Chinese citizens obtaining an Italian visa have received a Passport entitled In the Footsteps of Leonardo da Vinci, sponsored by Lenovo. In addition to the Passports, Chinese visitors can download a free application for their iPhone called Florence in Your Pocket, with a selection of itineraries in Florence and the surrounding territory.

In June 2013 the Fondazione bolstered its ties with China by signing an agreement for the potential future creation of the Palazzo Strozzi Foundation China along not-for-profit lines, to be headquartered in Beijing and operated under Chinese law. The Fondazione’s aim is to stimulate an exchange of ideas, experiences and projects between China and Italy, and to cooperate in the creation of value through culture using pioneering paedagogical strategies and innovative technologies developed in Palazzo Strozzi.

Established in July 2006, the Palazzo Strozzi brand stands for international quality and user-friendliness. Its key features are:

Excellence: intelligent, engaged, international
Contemporary: modern, informed, provocative
Innovative: experimental, creative, open
Inviting: user-friendly, comfortable, social