the Veronica Bulgari Fund
Thanks to a donation by Natalia Bulgari, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation offers an intern scholarship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in the name of Veronica M. Bulgari, alumna of 1985. This is awarded to one international candidate per year, of any nationality, in recognition of the excellence of his/her application and motivation to pursue a career in the world of art.
veronica bulgari

A native of Italy and longtime resident of the United States, Veronica Bulgari has coupled business skills with her passion for art and music and her commitment to civic, cultural, and educational causes. She currently represents the Bulgari company at special corporate events, speaking on its heritage and history. For many years she held managerial positions with its jewelry and fragrance div isions.
Veronica graduated from Duke University with a BA in Art History and Political Science, and received her MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She served on Duke’s Trinity Board of Visitors and now serves on the boards of the American Foundation for the Courtauld Institute and the National Academy Museum and School in New York.
A collector of photography and contemporary art, she has helped sponsor several exhibits, including “Luigi Ghirri: Kodachrome” at the Aperture Foundation and “Piranesi as Designer” at Cooper Hewitt. She cofounded and is president of the Washington Square Park Conservancy in New York.
Through Carnegie Hall Notables, Veronica helps to promote classical music to younger audiences and to engage their support for the Weill Music Institute’s philanthropic mission. She is a board member of Piano Outreach of New York, which offers underprivileged children professional instruction in piano, music theory, and music history.
In the summer of 1985, Veronica interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection – an invaluable experience that she still cherishes. She is delighted that internships are now given in her name.


Nicole Ziegler
[Veronica Bulgari intern, August-September 2016]
The Internship at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection provided me with the great privilege of flourishing and learning through the narrative of one of the 20th century’s emblematic art collectors. To care for and work with works by Picasso, Ernst, Pollock, and Miro honed my knowledge and deepened my appreciation for Modern Art. The program opened my eyes to more than just an extraordinary collection and the driving force behind it, but also to the many facets of museum work that maintain and propel Peggy’s legacy. The internship gave me the tools to strengthen my art communication skills through talks, tours, and seminars; a skill set I will value for the rest of my career. The knowledge gained and experiences shared with my fellow interns in the setting of Venice afforded me one of the most invaluable opportunities of a lifetime. For this immense pleasure, I must extend my deepest thanks to Veronica Bulgari and the scholarship that made this internship possible.

Ione Wang
[Veronica Bulgari intern, August-September 2015]
My experience at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection allowed me to meet an international community of very passionate young people interested in the arts, and being able to spend time with such a bright and interesting group of my peers was perhaps the best part of the internship. I was able to learn valuable skills with regards to visitor services, and the internship also gave me the liberty to develop my own art talks and tours. I really enjoyed figuring out how to present my ideas clearly and engage an audience of museum-goers. The house and the collection are time capsules from a real inflection point in history, and being given the independence to express my own point of view on these artworks was exciting and fun.