Our journey into beauty

We are a Group whose roots lie in a country immersed in beauty and art, values that we want to preserve wherever in the world.

We have been striving to achieve this goal since we were founded in the belief that art and culture enriches our lives.

Palazzo Cini Gallery in Venice

One emblematic example is the reopening of the Palazzo Cini Gallery in Venice, of which we are the main sponsor. This historic house museum was once the home of Count Vittorio Cini, who gathered a fine art collection there.

In 1984 his daughter, Yara Cini Alliata di Montereale, donated some rooms of the palazzo and a large number of works of art from her father’s collection to the Fondazione Cini: 14th, 15th and 16th century paintings from Tuscany and Ferrara, fine sculptures and items of decorative art.

The paintings include works of art by Giotto, Guariento, Beato Angelico, Filippo Lippi, Botticelli, Piero di Cosimo, Jacopo Pontormo, Cosmè Tura, Ercole de’ Roberti, Ludovico Mazzolino and Dosso Dossi.

Visitors in 2014The Palazzo Cini Gallery has never been opened permanently due to several difficulties connected with logistics. In 2014, to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cini Institute of Art History and the 30th anniversary, to the day, of its first opening, Palazzo Cini was once again opened permanently.

Our contribution helped to finance the work to reorganize room and to improve the lighting, which make the exhibition route more pleasant without altering the intimate and exclusive atmosphere of the historic house museum.

The Gallery was open to the public from May to November 2014, welcoming over 15,000 visitors, of whom 370 Group employees.

In April 2015, the Gallery will open for the second season offering a new exhibition space, at the second floor of the historic house museum, enriched with “new” ancient works of art and a contemporary art exhibition.7

Generali Foundation collection

Over 2,000 works of art and 200 international artistsWith over 2,000 works by 200 international artists, in addition to a major documentary archive, a library and a video library containing 500 films and videos, it is one of the most important private contemporary visual art collections in Austria.

Initially focused on photography, over the years it has also been enriched with videos and installations, with close attention paid to the works of emerging female artists.

In January 2014 the entire collection was permanently loaned to the Museum der Moderne in Salzburg where it will be exhibited on a rotation basis and in sync with the museum’s other exhibitions and initiatives.