The Poldi Pezzoli Museum is a non-profit organisation founded in 1881 by the collector Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli. It is one of the most significant house-museum in Europe and shows the taste of one of the finest collector in the XIX century. The house of the nobleman Gian Giacomo Poldi Pezzoli (1822-1879) serves as frame for an impressive collection of Renaissance Italian paintings, but also for a unique collection of decorative arts, namely porcelain, glasses, textiles, clocks, jewellery and metalworks. The Museum is a research institute, devoted to conservation, to studies on history of art and history of collecting and to educational studies. The Museum is committed to organise exhibitions in Italy and abroad and to co-ordinate researches and publications. The conservation department regularly publishes books on restoration regarding the different objects of the collections.