Corporate information


Some time ago, Helga de Alvear decided to share her collection with the world and to turn it into the frame of reference for a project intended to promote, produce, investigate and educate the public about the contemporary visual arts. The initiative was favourably received by the Council of Extremadura and, in accordance with other institutions representing the Autonomous Community, the Town Hall and the Provincial Council of Cáceres, as well as the University and the Caja de Ahorros de Extremadura, the Helga de Alvear Foundation was created in 2006 with the following aims, included in its statutes (in Spanish):

  • The research, promotion and dissemination of visual arts, as well as collecting some of the most significant artworks during the time of activity of the Foundation.
  • The creation, conservation, maintenance, management and development of the Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear as the center where the activity of the Foundation is carried out. 
  • The maintenance, conservation, promotion, expansion and dissemination of artistic funds owned by the Foundation or the artistic funds of another owner who has reached an agreement with the Foundation.

The Museum of Contemporary Art Helga de Alvear, run by the Helga de Alvear Foundation, is the space in which these actions take place with two aims in mind: to become an internationally recognised museum and to do so in a way that fully involves everyone through contemplation, criticism, education and creative attitude.


The Board of Trustees is the highest committee for governing representing and managingthe Helga de Alvear Foundation, whose main objective is to ensure that the aims of the foundation are fulfilled. At present the Board consists of nive members, which includes representatives of the Museum´s founding institutions, both private and public: the Government of Extremadura, the Provincial Council of Cáceres, the City Council of Cáceres and the University of Extremadura, as well as other members who are private individuals.

President: Victoria Bazaga Gazapo, Minister of Culture, Tourism, Youth and Sports of the Government of Extremadura

Vice President:  Helga de Alvear                                    

Patron: Rafael Antonio Mateos Pizarro, Mayor-President of the City Council of Cáceres

Patron: María Esther Gutiérrez Morán, 1st Vice President of Territory, Equality and Culture of the Hon. Provincial Council of Cáceres

Patron: Pedro M. Fernández Salguero, Lord Rector at the University of Extremadura

Patron: Patricia de Alvear

Patron: Yolanda Romero Gómez

Vice Secretary: María Jesús Ávila


Direction: Sandra Guimarães


Coordination: María Jesús Ávila

Conservation: Roberto Díaz

Education and Cultural Action: Miguel F. Campón

Communication and Marketing: Clara Paolini

Administration: Ángela Sánchez

General Administration: Yolanda Rodríguez

Maintenance: Carlos Rodríguez