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On 3 September 2010 the Basque institutions, the Basque Government through the Department of Culture, and the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa through the Department of Culture and Euskera, became part of the Foundation, joining the Ministry of Culture and Getaria Town Council, which had both been involved since 1999. This heralded a new stage in the development of the Foundation.

The governing body of the Foundation is the Board of Trustees, which comprises the founding institutions – the Ministry of Culture, Basque Government, Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa and Getaria Town Council – and individuals in elective offices who, due to their knowledge of the life and work of Cristóbal Balenciaga, are able to contribute to achieving the goals of the foundation: to promote, disseminate and emphasise the importance that the life and work of the couturier have had in the world of fashion and haute couture in particular and in artistic creation in general.

The Foundation logo is a tribute to the couturier from Getaria by the sculptor Eduardo Chillida.

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Mission and supporters

The Fundación Cristóbal Balenciaga Fundazioa was set up In 1999 to promote, develop and publicise the work and the figure of Cristóbal Balenciaga Eizagirre and make sure that his contribution to the world of fashion, haute couture in particular, and to the world of art in general lives on.

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Collection

The cristobal balenciaga foundation has a unique collection by the brilliant fashion couturier. its size, its formal and chronological diversity include from the earliest to the most recent models by the genius from guipuzkoa.

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Activity report

The annual activity reports of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum are now available for anyone who wishes to consult them.

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