The partnership agreement between the Botín Center, Chillida Leku and the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao is extended with the incorporation of the MUN.
09 | 03 | 2023
The Botín Center, Chillida Leku, the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao and the University Museum of Navarra have signed this Thursday a partnership agreement to work together in the promotion and management of their respective museum projects, encouraging visits by the general public and extending the benefits of the groups of Friends of each of the centers. The agreement, signed in 2019 by the first three entities and now joined by the University Museum of Navarra, seeks to bring the proposals of each of these spaces to the public and encourage visits and participation.
Miguel Zugaza, director of the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum; Mireia Massagué, director of Chillida Leku; Íñigo Sáenz de Miera, director of the Botín Foundation; and Jaime García del Barrio, director of the University of Navarra Museum, attended the signature . The alliance, in force as of tomorrow, March 10, will last for one year and, unless the parties decide otherwise, it will be automatically extended for equal periods.
The Botín Center is the most important project of the Botín Foundation in its history. Located in Santander, it is an art center -of reference letter international- that seeks to bring an innovative point of view to the art world, and whose social mission statement is to promote the creativity of all audiences through the arts in order to generate development and economic, cultural and social wealth.
Likewise, for more than two decades, Chillida Leku (Hernani, Gipuzkoa) has represented the living report of one of the most international Basque artists. Through its activity, it seeks to generate alliances and collaborative projects that contribute to the dissemination of Eduardo Chillida's artistic bequest , as well as to establish an enriching dialogue with contemporary artists and contemporaries of the sculptor through a quality exhibition, educational and cultural program. For its part, the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum is currently facing the decisive expansion designed by Norman Foster and Luis Mari Uriarte, which will act as a driving force for the transformation of a century-old institution that thus revalidates its history and its contribution to the artistic and cultural fabric of the territory. Finally, the University of Navarra Museum, inaugurated in 2015 in the heart of the campus of this academic center, is a place of meeting with contemporary art and artistic creation. The exhibition halls and the theater are the engine of development of a project of creation, research, teaching and dissemination with a vocation of service to the whole society. The project is articulated around its collection and the dialogue between the different artistic disciplines.
The four entities, which share their mission statement of service to society through art and the spirit of work collaborative, rely on this common strategic vision, coupled with their geographic proximity, to strengthen ties through this alliance. Together they seek to face the challenges currently faced by the institutions of the artistic ecosystem in a creative, open and close way to all their audiences. For the closest and most frequent visitors to each institution, the communities of Friends of the Museo Bellas Artes, Friends of the Centro Botín and the MUN and holders of the Chillida Leku annual pass, this new joint strategy expands their benefits as regular visitors to each institution and gives them the possibility of visiting the rest of the institutions under more advantageous conditions.
To achieve these goals, the present agreement between the Botín Center, Chillida Leku, the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao and the University Museum of Navarra is articulated through three specific axes of the museum management : discount tariff, support to groups of Friends and communication and dissemination of agreement.
Under this agreement, each of the centers will apply a 20% discount on the price of the general entrance that each space has established. All those visitors who have previously visited any of the four entities and present at locker the entrance that accredits said visit, as well as the Cantabrian Pass holders, will be able to benefit from this advantage. The discount will be immediate and will only be applicable once for each entrance in each of the participating centers. It will not be cumulative to any other subject of discount or discount on ticket prices.
Friends Groups, Annual Pass
Friends of the Museo de Bellas Artes, the Botín Foundation and the MUN and holders of the Chillida Leku Annual Pass will enjoy a 30% discount on the price of entrance at the other institutions that have signed the agreement.
Communication and dissemination
The benefits of this agreement will be announced in the communication media of each of the museums and, especially, in their digital channels (websites, electronic newsletters and social networks), according to a communication plan that highlights previously determined and agreed upon annual milestones (holiday periods, festivities, relevant exhibitions, etc.).
The goal at this point is to promote the partnership and the cultural offer of each of the museums to, as in the rest of the agreement, enhance the exchange of visitors in the scope of this new axis of cooperation between the Botin Center, Chillida Leku, the Museum of Fine Arts of Bilbao and the University Museum of Navarra.