Iberdrola sponsors the environmental restoration of the West Gallery and the Christmas lights on the Old Building of the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao.
Since its creation, Iberdrola has been firmly committed to preserving and maintaining cultural and artistic heritage. It is within this scope of action that the collaboration with Bilbao's Museum of Fine Arts came into being, which includes sponsorship of the Conservation and Restoration programme, the creation of a training and research grant and the restoration of artworks, among other initiatives.
Thanks to Iberdrola's sponsorship, work has been done in recent months on the environmental restoration of the glass gallery attached to the opaque brick façade of the Old Building, which since 2001 has linked both buildings of the museum. More recently, work has started on the Christmas lighting on the original façade of the Old Building, designed to mirror the original entrance.
The inauguration was attended by Juan Mari Aburto, Bilbao's mayor and chairman of Fundación Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao; Ignacio Galán, chairman and chief executive officer of Iberdrola; Fernando García Sánchez, chairman of Fundación Iberdrola España; Ramón Castresana, director of Fundación Iberdrola España; Miguel Zugaza, director of Museo de Bellas Artes de Bilbao, and Luis María Uriarte, the architect behind the museum's last renovation project.