Sara Puig, reconfirmed as president of the Fundació Joan Miró for a further four years
Sara Puig Alsina has been reconfirmed as president of the Fundació Joan Miró for a further four years by unanimous vote of the Board of Trustees. Sara Puig Alsina has been a member of the Board of Trustees since November 2013 and of the Executive Committee since November 2014, and president of the institution since 2019. Holding a bachelor’s degree in Art History from the University of Barcelona and a master’s degree in Arts Administration (Museums) from New York University, Sara has extensive professional experience in the field of art and museums.
At the ordinary meeting held yesterday, 29 March 2023, the incorporation of Rafael Pardo, director of the Fundación BBVA, into the Board of Trustees was approved, thereby consolidating the strategic, longstanding collaboration with the institution that, since 1989, has made 26 exhibitions possible. Taking part in this meeting for the very first time were two new members of the Board of Trustees, namely Elena Juncosa and Francisco Copado, the respective directors of the Fundació Mas Miró and the Fundació Miró Mallorca. The Board of Trustees of the Fundació Joan Miró currently has 23 members, among whom are representatives from Barcelona City Council, the Government of Catalonia and the Spanish Ministry of Culture, as well as from the art world and civil society. Its former presidents were Joaquim Gomis (1972-1975), Joan Teixidor (1975-1981), Oriol Bohigas (1981-1988), Eduard Castellet (1989-2009) and Jaume Freixa (2009-2019).
The meeting of the Board of Trustees included an activity report for 2022, a year in which the Fundació welcomed 288,984 visitors, with an average of 957 per day, and 2023 programme and projects.
With the museum’s 50th anniversary on the horizon, the Fundació Joan Miró has developed the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan, which comprises the institution’s four strategic lines for the coming years. First, in order to consolidate a transformative and innovative programme, the Fundació’s activities will focus on visitors and audience insights by promoting research and knowledge and developing a public and social programme committed to today’s society. Second, in order to prioritise strategic markets, the Fundació will also boost the presence of Joan Miró and the institution beyond its own facilities by strengthening communications to foster visibility and reputation, and consolidating institutional relations. Ensuring sustainability is the third strategic line, the aim of which is to develop and diversify sources of income in order to guarantee asset and holdings management, investment and maintenance as well as good governance of the institution. The Fundació will also undertake several initiatives to promote a culture of talent by prioritising the team’s cohesion and well-being.