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The Corporate Members Program of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao receives ongoing support from over a hundred companies. This Program is open to all types of companies, regardless of size, activity, and scope. Being a Museum patron offers a wide range of attractive benefits for companies to use as part of their communications and public relations strategies.

Since the Museum opened in 1997, it has aimed to be an international art benchmark as well as the symbol of economic vitality in the Basque Country. This goal has been made possible thanks to support from our Corporate Members. We would therefore like to publicly express our appreciation to the many companies that have generously supported the Museum and encourage new companies to join in on the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao project.

Juan Ignacio Vidarte

Director General of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Founding trustees

Eusko Jaurlaritza - Basque Government

Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia - Provincial Council of Bizkaia

Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation

Strategic Trustees

BBK

Iberdrola

Fundación BBVA

ArcelorMittal

Bilboko Udala - Ayuntamiento de Bilbao

Fundación Vizcaína Aguirre

Vocento - El Correo

ITP

Iberia

Euskaltel

Fundación Vodafone España

Petronor

Deia - Grupo Noticias

PwC

Tubos Reunidos

Seguros Bilbao

Bolsa de Bilbao

Obra Social "la Caixa"

Telefónica

EITB

Grupo Eulen

EDP

Metro Bilbao

Ferrovial Servicios

Prosegur

Deia

Diario El Correo

Diario ABC

Diario Vasco

Diario Montañés

Diario La Rioja

Norte de Castilla

Expansión

El Mundo

Cadena Ser

masdearte.com

Gara

Ronda Iberia - Excelente

Estrategia Empresarial

La Ría del Ocio

Empresa XXI

Grupo COPE

El País

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Grupo SPRI

Norbega, S.A / Fundación Coca-Cola España

IDOM, Ingeniería y Consultoría

illycaffè

Bahía de Bizkaia

Athletic Club

Bizkaia Energía

Deloitte

Aceros Inoxidables Olarra

SURNE, Seguros & Pensiones

Christie's

MONDRAGON Corporation

Evizalde

Viviendas de Vizcaya

Productos de Fundición, S.A.

Cámara de Comercio de Bilbao

Cuatrecasas

Cespa

Giroa

Previsora Bilbaina Seguros

Autoridad Portuaria de Bilbao

Sociedad Financiera y Minera, S.A.

Velatia

Barceló Hotel Bilbao Nervión

Parklex

Grupo Tamoin

Mutualia

IXO grupo

BNP Paribas España

Bodegas de los Herederos del Marqués de Riscal

Hotel Abando

Hotel Carlton

Hotel Spa Husa Jardines de Albia

Miróhotel

Tecnalia Corporación Tecnológica

Consorcio de Transportes de Bizkaia

Pernod Ricard Bodegas

Fundación GAIKER

Accenture

Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao

Lantegi Batuak

Randstad

Grupo Erhardt

Novotel Bilbao Exhibition Center

López de Heredia Viña Tondonia

Universidad de Deusto

Hotel Hesperia Bilbao

PQC

Renfe

Grupo Erakus

Hotel Conde Duque

Smurfit Kappa Nervión

TECHNAL-Hydro Building Systems

P & G Salon Professional

infinitC.

Alte Leipziger Lebensversicherüng

Heineken España

Fonexion Spain

Tubacex

Mahou San Miguel

Fundación Banco Sabadell

Allianz Seguros

Actelion

Crédit Suisse

Hemobesa

Cervezas Keler

Eusko Jaurlaritza - Basque Government

Sponsorship

The birth of a project

1991, the first conversations took place between Basque government officials an the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation regarding the creation of a Museum in Bilbao, one that would aspire to become a landmark among European institutions dedicated to modern and contemporary culture.

A first-rate institution

Since its conception as a daring proposal on which we placed great hopes, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has become an unquestionable reality, a first-rate cultural center that has transformed the Basque Country and helped to construct and project a modern, dynamic, and cosmopolitan image of our country.

Thanks to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, the city of Bilbao and the whole Basque Country has found its place among the leading cultural centers of Europe, and is now capable, from a local point of view, of achieving the international presence it seeks in the globalized world.

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has also helped to boost the creation of new cultural infrastructures while helping to renew and promote others already in place. It enriches the lives of all Basque citizens as well as those who come to visit our country.

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Bizkaiko Foru Aldundia - Provincial Council of Bizkaia

Sponsorship

An important landmark

The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has become one of our most important landmarks in the Basque Country and beyond, and has become an international center for art and culture.

Socioeconomic and urban development

At the Provincial Council of Bizkaia, one of the most active institutions in launching this Museum, our objective was and still is to create a highly prestigious cultural infrastructure.

Thanks to our tremendous efforts, we have now become an example and a mirror for many cities, a fact of which we are extremely proud. But the most important point is that the Basque society has grown with this museum, which brings us greater wealth as a people.

BBK Bilbao Bizkaia Kutxa

 

""Ever since the beginning of their fascinating adventure, BBK and the Guggenheim Museum have walked the road hand in hand. It couldn´t be any other way. Each from its respective area of influence, the two entities share a desire to contribute resources and initiatives to the socio-cultural development of Bilbao and the Basque Country. The consensus of our objectives is obvious: we advocate a dynamic, modern, society, open to the world and aware that Culture, with a capital "C", plays an important part in social cohesion and development.
We contribute to cultural dissemination in a very wide range of areas and very particularly back cutting edge cultural and artistic expressions. Under this commitment, we participate in the Museum management and educational area, not stopping at contributing to its pedagogical and didactic vision, but adopting it as our own"

 

Mario Fernández Bank Chairman

 

Fundación BBVA

 

"Our history of close, fruitful collaboration with the Museum took off with the agreement signed in 1997. Under this agreement, made as part of our corporate responsibility policy to foster the dissemination of art and culture, BBVA joined the Foundation Board, acquiring the commitment to sponsor one of the exhibitions on the Museum’s yearly art programme."

 

Francisco González Chairman

 

 

 

Corporate Responsibility

BBVA understands corporate responsibility as all positive voluntary contributions -over and above those stipulated by the law- made to the sectors to which it relates. These contributions encourage stable, solid and mutually beneficial relations with its groups of interest, relations which BBVA considers to be a strategic part of value generation and an instrument of competitiveness targeting cost-effectiveness and sustainability.

ArcelorMittal

Sponsorship

ArcelorMittal joined the Corporate Member Program of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao as a Strategic Trustee in 2005.

 

"I am delighted that ArcelorMittal is housing the permanent steel structure exhibition The Matter of Time within the ‘ArcelorMittal Gallery’ at the Guggenheim Museum. This partnership builds on our valued relationship with the Guggenheim Museum, which was built using steel from three of our ArcelorMittal plants. ArcelorMittal is proud to be a partner with the Basque Government, the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and the Guggenheim Foundation. The company has deep and historic roots in the Basque Country and we value the chance to support the region."

 

Lakshmi Mittal President

Bilboko Udala - Ayuntamiento de Bilbao

Sponsorship

Bilboko Udala - Ayuntamiento de Bilbao

 

"It is perhaps one of the most beautiful buildings designed by Frank Gehry; it holds an important place in the city's transformation. Obviously the City Council has been instrumental in this transformation and in the Museum. The Museum, which initially enjoyed only official backing, is today a reference of modern Bilbao.”

 

Iñaki Azkuna Mayor of Bilbao

Iberia

Sponsorship

Iberia

 

"Iberia has belonged to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Board of Trustees since 1997. We understand that a company is only responsible if it goes beyond economic profit to favor its community by assuming a task such as this as one of its strategic lines.
In this respect, the work carried out by the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao falls in with the values that Iberia seeks to transmit by means of its Cultural Sponsorship. From its architectural presence to the art collections housed within its walls, this is an icon in the dissemination of modern art, with a revolutionary and visionary concept of the great artists of our time.
Iberia and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao share values related to the spreading of universal culture, innovation, quality and vision of the future".

 

Luis Gallego Chairman of Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España, S.A.

Euskaltel

Sponsorship

Euskaltel

 

"We at Euskaltel are proud to sit on the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao Board of Trustees, particularly given the similarities between our declarations of principles. We follow an identical path of values with respect to the cultural enrichment of people, offering citizens the full range of access possibilities, contributing to progress and cultural expansion, serving as references and making society proud thanks to a feeling of belonging. Euskaltel deploys an important battery of initiatives under its Corporate Social Responsibility Plan, among which are the dissemination of culture and art through the excellent proposals of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao".

 

Alberto García Erauskin President of Euskaltel

Seguros Bilbao

Sponsorship

Sponsorship this year

Previous sponsorship

Seguros Bilbao

 

"We are convinced that our patronage at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has served to build esteem for Seguros Bilbao and Catalana Occidente as a whole, while at the same time lending credence to our commitment to the furtherance of culture and bringing it closer to a global society.
Furthermore, there are real values that our two institutions share and want to to transmit: quality, modernity and ongoing innovation.
Through the JesúsSerra Foundation, Catalana Occidente has been working for years to support a variety of institutions active in social, artistic and cultural spheres".

 

Iñaki Álvarez Managing Director, Seguros Bilbao

Telefónica

Sponsorship

Telefónica

 

"The Museum’s dynamism and capacity of innovation are, perhaps, some of the most interesting values exemplified by the Guggenheim Bilbao for a company like Telefónica".

 

Javier Echenique Landiribar Telefónica, S.A. Representative on the Council of Euskadi

Metro Bilbao

Sponsorship

Metro Bilbao

 

Ferrovial Servicios

Sponsorship

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Ferroser

Ferroser belongs to Grupo Ferrovial Servicios, fully sharing its values, among which are the commitment to good work and to the rigorous management of activities, two characteristics that similarly identify the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The group has also a maxim, established by its founder, according to which the company must make an effort to give back to society part of that which it entrusted to management by Ferrovial Servicios. Last, but not least, is the company's close relationship with the city of Bilbao.

 

Santiago Olivares Managing Director, Ferroser

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