The Museo’s Corporate Sponsorship programme has long-term alliances with companies and institutions with active participation in the development and dissemination of projects that form the cornerstones of the institution (the study and promotion of the collections, exhibition programmes, restoration and conservation, education programmes, etc.). This affiliation means, along with the corresponding fiscal benefits, significant privileges, for instance exclusive private visits, invitations to openings or diverse activities geared towards different collectives, such as young visitors, clients and companies, among others.
The Museo Reina Sofía Exhibition Programme & the Abertis Foundation
Within its commitment to culture, the Foundation works with large cultural institutions from countries the Abertis Group has presence in, with the aim of making culture accessible to the general public and aiding Public Administrations in this endeavour. In 2016, the Foundation sponsored the exhibition Wifredo Lam.
The Museo Reina Sofía Teaching Programme & the Banco Santander Foundation
The Banco Santander Foundation, in its marked cultural vocation, consolidates its commitment to education in relation to contemporary art through the permanent support of prestigious institutions. Through this partnership it has become the Patron of the Museo Reina Sofía Education Programme and the Higher Education Centre. Both institutions aim to consolidate the Museo as a place for producing knowledge and critical thought, in addition to creating mechanisms of public interpellation. This teaching proposal is integrated into the approaches of and access to the Museo’s collections, aimed at a wide audience.
Restoration and Conservation Museo Reina Sofía & the Mapfre Foundation
The MAPFRE Foundation, a non-profit organisation which develops general interest activities in order to contribute towards the wellbeing of society, supports the promotion and dissemination of culture. Aware of the need for Heritage as a basic principle of action, it has established a strong partnership with the Museo Reina Sofía to promote the improvement and excellence of a range of activities related to the Museo’s Department of Restoration and Conservation, for instance the production, preservation, documentation and presentation of artworks.
Visitor Assistance Museo Reina Sofía & the Mutua Madrileña Foundation
Included among its different activities, the Mutua Madrileña Foundation supports the dissemination of culture in society at large and particularly among its policyholders. To this end, in 2011 it became the main sponsor of the Visitor Assistance programme in the Museo, chiefly concerned with the development and improvement of visitor assistance, information and reception as well as offering tools for improving the visiting experience.
Cultural Activities Museo Reina Sofía & la Caixa Obra Social (Social Programme)
One of the main objectives of the “la Caixa” Obra Social (Social Programme) is to bring culture closer to people of all ages with any level of education. Its marked commitment to culture, viewed as a driving force behind the progress of society and the growth of the population, is one of its most emblematic projects; therefore, it is a Corporate Sponsor and supports the Museo’s diverse cultural activities. In 2015 the “la Caixa” Obra Social sponsored the touring exhibition Val del Omar. The Mechanics of Film.
Telefónica, a leading company in the telecommunications industry, is affiliated with the Museo as a Corporate Sponsor, with the aim of supporting all those activities involving new technologies applied to the Museo. The aim of this partnership adheres to the company’s objective to bring technology within everybody’s reach, promoting the implementation and development of various formats of innovation in order to improve and set up new objectives for the Museo.
The Royal Association of Friends of the Museo Reina Sofía, over the course of its twenty-year life span, has been carrying out commendable work to the benefit of the Museo Reina Sofía, contributing with donations of artworks and supporting projects related to exhibitions and the Collection organised by the Museo. The partnership between both institutions is ongoing, enabling the comprehensive development of their aims and activities in favour of general interest.