• Old Masters for a New Generation
Our mission is to foster appreciation, enjoyment and study of pre-twentieth-century artworks and antiquities in the Western European tradition. By creating the Henry Clay Fricks, Archer Milton Huntingtons and Isabella Stewart Gardeners of the future, we safeguard and increase the rich legacy of the great collectors of the 19th and early 20th centuries. By using an on-line platform to disseminate new research, exhibitions and learning experiences, we bring together scholars, institutions, and collectors, and reach out to a wider audience through web-based public engagement initiatives.

The foundation is the brainchild of Jorge Coll and Nicolás Cortés, the owners of Colnaghi, whose determination to inject new blood into the world of Old Masters is already provoking interest and excitement.


  • Excma. Sra. Dña. Casilda Guerrero-Burgos Fernández de Córdoba, Duquesa de Cardona
  • Vicomte Auguste de Castelbajac
  • Thierry Morel
  • Rudy Capildeo
  • Adam Speake

editorial committee

Charles Avery, Colin Bailey, Francesca Baldassari, Piers Baker-Bates, Bruce Boucher, Till-Holger Borchert, Antonia Boström, Edgar Peters Bowron, Xavier Bray, Xanthe Brooke, Christopher Brown, Caroline Campbell, Ignacio Cano, Peter Cherry, Rosario Coppel, Christina Currie, Gail Feigenbaum, Peter Humfrey, Paul Joannides, Kirstin Kennedy, Alastair Laing, Barbara Lasic, Riccardo Lattuada, Patrick Lenaghan, Patrice Marandel, Jennifer Montagu, Larry Nichols, Gianni Papi, Edward Payne, Martin Postle, Xavier F. Salomon, Salvador Salort-Pons, Jack Soultanian, Nicola Spinosa, Carl Strehlke, Holly Trusted, Benjamin van Beneden, Mark Westgarth, Betsy Wieseman, Matthias Wivel, Yao-Fen You & Dimitrios Zikos.


Dr Nicola Jennings

Director, Research & Programming
Editor of Colnaghi Studies Journal

Casilda Ybarra

Head of Cultural Projects

Dr Irene Brooke

Associate Editor
Colnaghi Studies Journal

Jeremy Howard

Head of Academic Projects
Editor of Colnaghi Studies Journal

José Gómez Frechina

Editor of Colnaghi Studies Journal

Sarah Gallagher

Foundation Manager