Amici dell'Accademia di BreraDistance: 0.1 miTourist Information presso l'Accademia di Brera Milan, 20100
Brera AcademyDistance: 0.1 miTourist Information Via Vanasco - Via Reclusorio - Barriera del Bosco Rome, 20159
The Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera, also known as the 'Accademia di Brera' or Brera Academy, is a state-run tertiary public academy of fine arts in Milan, Italy.HistoryThe academy was founded in 1776 by Maria Theresa of Austria. In typical Enlightenment fashion, it shared premises with other cultural and scientific institutions – the astronomical observatory, the Orto Botanico di Brera, the Scuole Palatine for philosophy and law, the Gymnasium, laboratories for physics and chemistry, the Biblioteca di Brera, the agricultural society and, from 1806, the Pinacoteca di Brera or art gallery. These were housed in the Palazzo Brera, which was built in about 1615 to designs by Francesco Maria Richini and until the suppression of the Jesuits in 1773 had been a Jesuit college.The academyLike other state-run art academies in Italy, the Accademia di Brera falls under the Ministero dell'Istruzione, dell'Universita e della Ricerca, the Italian ministry of education and research. In accordance with presidential decree 212 dated 8 July 2005, it awards first- and second-level degrees, specialised degrees, master's degrees and doctorates.