The Collections Department carries out intense research activity based on the exhaustive study and documentation of the Balenciaga creations belonging to its collection, as well as on obtaining greater knowledge of the personal and professional career of the couturier from Getaria.


First International Cristóbal Balenciaga Conference

To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the birth of Cristóbal Balenciaga, the Balenciaga Foundation and the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum wish to organise a series of events as a tribute to the great Master of Getaria. These events include the first International Cristóbal Balenciaga Conference to be held at the museum on 1 and 2 October 2020.

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The hands that sew

Since 2014, the museum has conducted an area of research called “the hands that sew”. This project seeks to identify and make use of the contribution of the many people who worked for Balenciaga over the years, conserving the techniques used in his studios and shedding new light on aspects of his personality through the eyes of his collaborators.

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