Press Release

Extraordinary Meeting of the Boards of Trustees of the Guggenheim Museums of Bilbao and New York

On the occasion of the Museum's 25th Anniversary, representatives of the Boards of Trustees of the Guggenheim Museums of New York and Bilbao met today in Bilbao, together with Members of the Advisory Council of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Honor Members of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, with a single item on the agenda: "The Assessment of the first 25 years of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and future prospects.

Chaired by the President of the Basque Government, Iñigo Urkullu, the meeting was attended by Unai Rementeria, Deputy General of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and Chairman of the Executive Committee, J. Tomilson Hill, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and Juan Mari Aburto, Mayor of Bilbao, as well as the Directors of the three museums, Richard Armstrong, from New York; Karole Vail, from Venice; and Juan Ignacio Vidarte, from Bilbao.

This group will take advantage of their stay in the city to attend tonight the 25th Anniversary Commemorative Dinner at the Museum, which will be attended by individuals, companies and organizations whose contributions make possible the development of the activity of the Museum.

During the meeting, a review of the balance of the 25 years of activity of the Museum has been made. The most outstanding milestones are attached in this report.


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