The Advisory Board was created as a high-level international support group for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in 1980 soon after Peggy Guggenheim’s death. It is presided over by Mimi L-J Howe; with the spouse of the U.S. Ambassador to Italy as an Honorary Co-Chair, and Giovanna Forlanelli Rovati as Vice-President.

Advisory Board members make invaluable contributions by being ambassadors for the museum, promoting the collection, encouraging friends and colleagues to visit and provide support, and help the PGC in any possible way.

The by-laws foresee about 70 active members in addition to Honorary and Emeritus members. The Advisory Board has four committees—an Executive committee, an Investment committee, a Membership committee and a Buildings & Grounds committee. Pilar Crespi Robert, Chair of the Executive Committee represents the Advisory Board and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection by serving as an ex officio trustee on the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation Board of Trustees.

The Advisory Board meets twice a year—once in Venice and once in another cultural capital, with priority given to a city where an Advisory Board member resides. These meetings are an opportunity for the Advisory Board to be briefed on and discuss the progress, plans and strategies of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Foundation.

Membership of the Advisory Board is by invitation only.

Advisory Board

Mimi L-J. Howe

Presidents Emeriti
The Earl Castle Stewart
Peter Lawson-Johnston
S.A.R. La Princesse Sibilla de Luxembourg

Giovanna Forlanelli Rovati

Honorary Co-Chair
Judith Ann Eisenberg

Honorary Members
Olga Adamishina
The Countess Castle Stewart
Michael P. Schulhof

Members Emeriti
Mary Bloch
Kristen Venable

Maria Angeles Aristrain, Condesa de Biñasco
Christina Baker
Alberto Baldan
Ronald D. Balser
Renée Belfer
Anita Belgiorno-Nettis
Lidia Berlingieri
Giuliano Bianchi
Maria Camilla Bianchini d’Alberigo
Davide Blei
Ghislaine Brenninkmeijer
Lord Browne of Madingley
Ilaria Bulgari
Gaurav Burman
Ludmila Cafritz
Marco Carbonari
Giovanni Cotroneo
Alberto Cribiore
Stefano Del Vecchio
Ulla Dreyfus-Best
Gayle Boxer Duncanson
Robert T. Edwards
Maire Gullichsen Ehrnrooth
John L. Fiorilla di Santa Croce
Mary E. Frank
Anna Goldenberg
Marino Golinelli
Ginny Green
Joana Grevers
Alfredo Gysi
Hans-Christian Habermann
Gilbert W. Harrison
Lisa A. Hook
Carola Jain
Anish Kapoor
Leon Koffler
Peggy Yeoh Lee
Andreas Langenscheidt
Linda Lindenbaum
Lord Marland of Odstock
Luca Marzotto
Valeria Monti
Christopher Mouravieff-Apostol
Peter W. Mullin
Guido Orsi
Ruth Westen Pavese
Anthony T. Podesta
Isabella Del Frate Rayburn
Elizabeth Richebourg Rea
Paola Segramora Rivolta
Pilar Crespi Robert
Adriana Batan Rocca
Beatrice Rossi-Landi
Jacqueline Donnelly Russell
The Revd. Alfred R. Shands III
Massimo Sterpi
Carlo Traglio
Eleonora Triguboff
Melissa Ulfane
Francesco di Valmarana
Alberto Vitale