Friends of Bargello
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The Bargello needs our help to preserve its collections of exceptional cultural importance for the future. We have envisaged a range of fundraising campaigns from the most urgent and basic of requirements through to longer-term strategies that aim to enhance the functioning and reputation of one of the world’s most essential museums.

As an entirely non-for-profit organisation, coupled with the new independent status of the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, 100% of all money raised will go directly to the museum.


Goal: To finance professional photography of the museum’s collections for use in promotional campaigns, education and publications.
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Museum website

Goal: To initiate and develop an engaging and informative museum website that will help raise awareness of and accessibility to its collections worldwide.
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Goal: To improve and modernise the arrangement, wall labels and installations throughout all the museum collections.
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The Ivories

Goal: To finance a complete re-installation of this virtually unparalleled collection of ivories, including new display cases and a modern atmosphere control system.
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Museum publications

Goal: The long-awaited publication of the museum’s quintessential bronze collection, and an updated catalogue of its important ceramics collection.

The Friends of the Bargello Research Fellowship

Goal: To encourage the ongoing scholarship of European sculpture and the decorative arts, with a direct relationship to a specific area within the museum’s holdings, we will grant financial aid to fund the study for a year in Florence. Grant proposals will be accepted through the Friends of the Bargello and selected by the Advisory Board in conjunction with the museum’s Director and curatorial staff.
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