Who we are
The Palazzo Coronini Cronberg onlus Foundation is a nonprofit private organization set up in 1990 by the wish of Count Guglielmo Coronini. Its aim is to grant access to the public to his immense property, including the Coronini’s Palace that has been transformed into a museum.
The “Curatorio” is the governing authority entrusted with the management of the Palazzo Coronini Cronberg onlus Foundation. As provided for by the legacy, the following people are ex officio members of the Curatorio until the end of their term: the current Mayor of Gorizia as a pro tempore President, the Superintendent of Fine Arts and Landscape of Friuli Venezia Giulia, the Regional Assessor for Education and Culture, the Director of the local library “Biblioteca Statale Isontina” and the Director of the Provincial Museums of Gorizia. Furthermore, there must be two full members and two substitute members chosen among candidates with high, acknowledged competency and skills in art and history, who are permanently residing in Gorizia.
After the regional Superintendence for Cultural Heritage and Landscape begun to catalogue all of the historic and art collections in 1991, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region launched a significant restoration programme in 2001. The project spanned throughout the whole site and has enabled visitors to enjoy the Palace and to use the adjacent Exhibition Room and the Conference Room regularly since 2006.
The Foundation aim is to preserve, promote and let the Coronini’s art collections to be available to the public by opening the Palace and the Park, giving access to the venue for events and meetings as well as through publications, exhibitions and conferences.
Coronini Palace, where the last Bourbon King of France Charles X lived until his death, embeds in its history and collections the real essence of the Mitteleuropean spirit that characterizes Gorizia and its territory, standing out as one of the most relevant sites within the cultural heritage of the Region.