PRESENTATION

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PRESENTATION

A broad cross-section of Catalan civil society set up the MACBA Foundation in 1987 to promote the construction of a contemporary art museum in Barcelona and to establish its future artistic collection. Since then, and thanks to the generous contributions of its members, its permanent collection has grown to become one of the most outstanding in Europe.

The MACBA Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organisation and, together with Barcelona City Council, the Government of Catalonia and the Spanish Ministry of Culture, forms part of the museum’s governing body, the MACBA Consortium. The Foundation’s task is to create a collection of works of art deposited at the MACBA, based on the collaboration of businesses, private institutions and individuals.

The MACBA Foundation operates as a public body and has established a considerable heritage to leave the city a valuable cultural and artistic legacy.