The photographic exhibition “Ritratte – Direttrici di musei italiani” can be visited from march the 3rd to april the 3rd at Palazzo Reale.

The artistic project with the shots by photographer Gerald Bruneau is part of the commitment of the Bracco Foundation to enhance female skills in the various fields of knowledge and contribute to overcoming prejudices, so as to encourage an increasingly large presence of women in positions apical.

The exhibition illuminates the life and professional achievements of 22 women at the helm of primary cultural institutions in our country, a sort of Grand Tour that touches 14 important Italian cities from North to South.

The main subject of “Ritratte” is female leadership. Museums, "sacred places to the Muses", are spaces dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of our artistic heritage, custodians of our past and thought laboratories for building the future. In addition, they are also companies with budgets and financial plans, which contribute crucially to our economy. Managing these institutions involves multidisciplinary skills, a combination of profound knowledge of the history of art and management and creative skills.

Among the protagonists of the exhibition are the portraits of Francesca Cappelletti, Director of the Galleria Borghese in Rome; Emanuela Daffra, Regional Director of Museums of Lombardy; Flaminia Gennari Santori, Director of the Barberini Corsini National Galleries in Rome; Anna Maria Montaldo, former Director of the Modern and Contemporary Art Polo Area of ​​the Municipality of Milan; Alfonsina Russo, Director of the Colosseum Archaeological Park; Virginia Villa, General Director of the Antonio Stradivari Violin Museum Foundation in Cremona; Rossella Vodret, Art Historian, former Special Superintendent for the historical, artistic and ethno-anthropological heritage and for the Museum Complex of the city of Rome; Annalisa Zanni, Director of the Poldi Pezzoli Museum.

exhibition of Palazzo Reale, Comune di Milano Cultura e Fondazione Bracco under the patronage of Ministero della Cultura

Opening Times

From Tuesday to Sunday ore 10:00-19:30, Thursday until 22:30. Last admission one hour before. Closed on Mondays.
Holidays 17,18,25 apr e 1° may ore 10-19.30, 2 jun 10-22.30, 15 ago 10-19.30 (last admission one hour before).


Free Entry