The Uffizi Galleries represent a national cultural institute endowed with administrative and managerial autonomy, assigned to the MIBACT (Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism).
They were established by the Prime Ministerial Decree no. 171 dated August 29, 2014 containing the new regulations for the organization of the MIBACT and aimed at changing “the State administration of the cultural heritage on a large scale”, as said by Minister Dario Franceschini, who conceived the national reform and the relative set of rules. In view of such policy strategy, an important transformation has been undertaken, involving the main State museums, whose potential was deemed to be very limited so far (Decree signed on December 23). Hence, the new museum system made up of 20 autonomous museums, which will shortly be 30, and a network of 17 regional museum groupings, in order to connect the different public and private museums in the territory so as to propose an increasingly more integrated and satisfactory offer to the public.
The new Florentine institute includes the Uffizi Gallery, the museums of Pitti Palace and Boboli Garden (see the Museums section), previously managed by the ex-Soprintendenza Speciale per il Patrimonio Storico, Artistico ed Etnoantropologico e per il Polo Museale della Città di Firenze (former Special Superintendence for the Historical, Artistic and Ethno-Anthropological Heritage and for the Museums of the City of Florence). Differently, the Bargello National Museum and the Accademy Gallery have been separated to merge into the Polo Museale Regionale della Toscana (State Museum Grouping of Tuscany).
A Board of Directors has been expressly appointed for the Uffizi Galleries to approve programs, budgets and relative modifications, final balances and any issue submitted to the Director.
Dr. Eike D. Schmidt
Board of Directors
The Uffizi Galleries’ Board of Directors is made up of the pro-tempore Director of the museum, who presides over it, and the following members:
Dr. Stefano Casciu
Prof. Lorenzo Casini
Dr. Claudia Ferrazzi
Dr. Paolo Fresco
Dr. Silvia Sicuranza
Monica Alderotti, Veruska Filipperi and Alejandra Micheli