Welcome to the corporate website of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where you will find all the institutional information about the Museum. In a daring attempt to favor new information and communication channels, the Guggenheim Bilbao presents the philosophy that governs its actions, its strategic goals, and its social responsibility in this site.
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was the result of an extraordinary partnership between the Basque Institutions and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. More than two decades after its grand opening in October 1997, the Museum is a reality that has exceeded the most ambitious artistic and cultural expectations, and has contributed in an extraordinary way to the urban, economic, and social regeneration of the city of Bilbao and its surroundings. (...)
The project for building a museum of modern and contemporary art in Bilbao goes back as far as 1991, when representatives of the Basque Administrations contacted the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation to enter into a collaboration to develop a cultural institution of the greatest importance as part of a global plan designed to revamp the cultural, economic, social, and urban regeneration of the city of Bilbao and its surroundings. (...)
There are three entities whose operations are related to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao: The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Foundation, the Tenedora Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Bilbao, S.L., and the Inmobiliaria Museo de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo de Bilbao, S.L. (...)
The Mission states the Museum’s raison d’être, the assignments it must comply with to achieve its goals, the articulation of “what”, “how”, and “why” it exists. The Vision, on the other hand, enunciates the future state the institution wishes to achieve as well as its aspirations. The Purpose is an ambitious challenge to face the future, give coherence to strategic decisions, and serve as an inspiration and to align all interest groups. Values are the principles that guide the Museum’s philosophy and they preside over its behavior beyond temporary or short-term circumstances: any concept, action, or goal is imbued with these values, whose character is essential and permanent. (...)
The governing bodies of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Foundation are the Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee. The daily operations of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao are channeled through various areas of activity. (…) (...)