Claudio Salsi

Superintendent of the Sforzesco Castle and Director of the Archaeological and Historical Museums

Claudio Salsi is Superintendent of Castello Sforzesco and Director of the Archaeological and Historical Museums of the City of Milan, as well as professor of History of Drawing, Engraving and Graphics, at Milan’s Università Cattolica. He is a collaborator of several magazines of historical studies and a member of the academic committees of Fondazione Brescia Musei (Brescia Museums Foundation) and Buonconsiglio Castle’s Museum, in Trento. Author of numerous essays on engraving, iconography, applied arts and museology, he organized dozens of temporary exhibitions and designed the first layout plan for the rearrangement of the long-lost historical furnishings in the monumental rooms of Milan’s Palazzo Reale. He launched the project for the opening of Museo del Novecento (December 2010) and inaugurated Palazzo Morando’s Costume Fashion and Image Museum. He also supervised the project for the new museum dedicated to Michelangelo's Pietà Rondanini, located in the Spanish Hospital inside Castello Sforzesco, and he chairs the Scientific Committee for the on-site restoration of Leonardo's Sala delle Asse. In 2019, he coordinated the cultural events schedule for "Milano Leonardo 500".


An award to museums/collections open to the public and dedicated, all or in part, to excellent works of craftsmanship.