ABOUT US

Friends of Naples is a non-profit association promoting the restoration and conservation of Naples’ artistic heritage by personally connecting those who care about the city with its priceless cultural heritage.

Individuals, companies, artisans, Italian and international associations and all those who are passionately involved and wish to preserve this unique legacy of western civilization, a priceless heritage to be cherished and enjoyed by all.

Friends of Naples funds its activities exclusively through donations of its members and supporters. In just a few years, thanks to the generosity of many, it has already restored cultural works of art of extraordinary value that are intimately linked to the history and life of the city itself.

Thanks to the expert artistry and dedicated collaboration of some of the most renowned artisans and restorers of the city: blacksmiths, marble workers, gilders, engravers and carpenters, Friends of Naples has embarked on its mission to save some of the city’s most irreplaceable treasures.

Friends of Naples works daily with cultural institutions, Archives, Museums, Institutes of Fine Arts, Academies and Universities, leveraging the resources of both the public and private sectors to ensure a time-efficient and seamless execution of the projects undertaken.

Executive Committee
Alberto Sifola di San Martino
President
Allegra Mottola di Amato
Vice President
Michele Pontecorvo Ricciardi
Vice President
Gian Antonio Garzilli
Secretary
Roberta Buccino Grimaldi
Treasurer
Roberto Cappabianca
Financial Adviser
Scientific Committee
Francesca Amirante
President of Progetto Museo e Coordinatore Accogliere ad Arte
Mario Codognato
Art historian
Francesco Esposito
Professor of Restoration at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University
Riccardo Naldi
Professor of History of Modern Art at University “L’Orientale”
Giuseppe Porzio
Professor at “L’Orientale” University
Marisol Valenzuela
Director of Laboratorio di Restauro Ligneo dell’Istituto Centrale per il Restauro di Roma
Honour Committee
Mimmo Jodice
Artist
Anish Kapoor
Artist
Anselm Kiefer
Artist
Valentina Nasi Marini Clarelli
President of the Venetian Heritage Onlus Foundation
Quito Terracciano
Ambassador of Italy for the Russian Federation