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 new site.

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Guggenheim Bilbao

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao was the result of an extraordinary partnership between the Basque Institutions and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. (...)

Time line
Time line

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. (...)

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Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Foundation

The Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee are the governing bodies of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Foundation (...)

Mission, Vision, Values

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. 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 Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is organized into seven departments, which are further divided into sub-departments. The departments comprise different organizational areas: Director General, Museum Activities, Administration and Finance, Communications and Image, Development, General Counsel, and Human Resources and Quality. (...)

Memoria de actividad e información económico-financiera
Report and economic-financial information

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao 2012 Report. Art and educational program, acquisitions for the Collection,visitor rates, impact, Individual and Corporate Members, and economic-financial information. (...)