The Friends of the Federico Zeri Foundation is a group made up of scholars, enthusiasts, antiquarians and collectors set up in 2008 to support the activity of the Foundation.

The Friends support an outstanding university institution promoting research, study and knowledge of art history. They are committed to spreading recognition and the memory of Federico Zeri and his work, especially to enhance the presentation and accessibility of the scholar's extraordinary bequest to Bologna University: the Art Library and the incomparable Photo Archive which is nowadays the most important on-line databank for Italian art, with over 170,000 images of paintings and sculptures.


The Friends of Federico Zeri benefit from the following privileges:

  • reserved seats at Foundation meetings and presentations as stated on the Foundation website
  • help in securing invitations to vernissages of the main international art events
  • an annual meeting of the Friends of Federico Zeri, with refreshment; this may be hosted by some major antiquarian or collector
  • use of the Zeri Library and Photo Archive with personal assistance from the Foundation staff over specialist research
  • complimentary copies of Foundation publications

The Friends will be prominently acknowledged and listed on the Foundation website. Their logo will feature on all printed matters connected with the initiatives they support. 



The minimum yearly membership fee is 1,000 euros.

More substantial support is possible towards special Foundation projects like publications, educational seminars, study grants, purchase of books for the library or high-level divulgatory events like workshops and lectures.
Supporters of individual projects will be specifically and prominently acknowledged.

Contributions are tax-deductible as liberal endowments.
Payment may be made by cheque or bank transfer made out to the Federico Zeri Foundation:

IBAN: IT09 I030 6902 4771 0000 0004 222; BIC: BCITITMM
REASON FOR PAYMENT: "Erogazione liberale a favore della Fondazione Federico Zeri – First Name and Surname"

Please fill out, sign and mail the enrolment form (in the box attached to this page), by e-mail to: 
or to: Fondazione Federico Zeri, piazzetta Giorgio Morandi 2 - 40125 Bologna