"Es Baluard 2018" is the Strategic Plan that encompasses the basic lines of action initiated in 2013, the analysis processes and programmatic validations carried out during 2014 and the development, implementation and plans for attaining the objectives established for a fundamental strategic period of four years, until 2018.
Programmes and use of the spaces
Es Baluard is a Balearic institutional facility set in a privileged location in the Bay of Palma, comprising a cultural complex in and around the historic city wall and adjoining spaces.
Aside from its physical location, the project as a concept and mediator extends towards the near radius, based on networking, and towards other geographical and cultural areas with similar projects which it is in tune with and whose synergies can be contemplated.
With social commitment, intellectual effort and recreation, we believe that the museum’s mission, as well as heritage work, is to offer its different interlocutors the appropriate critical tools for discovering and recognising contemporary museum practices.
Fundació Es Baluard has developed a transparency policy at all levels of management.
The publication of statements, annual reports, contracting systems on the museum’s website is logical and is kept constantly active. We also record our programming policy associated to the different spaces. The first one referred to the Aljub and subsequently, it was extended to the public tenders, such as the one for the reception of projects linked to the historiography of the Balearic Islands. The museum holds fourth place in the transparency ranking of Spanish museums, after the Bilbao Guggenheim, the Artium in Vitoria and the Museo Nacional del Prado, according to the report by the Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia (Commitment and Transparency Foundation), with the collaboration of the 2015 Foro de Cultura y Buenas Prácticas (Forum for Culture and Good Practice).
With the object of uniting and revealing good practice and ethics as a guide, both internally and informatively towards the exterior, we developed a basic manual that synthesizes the channels that mark Es Baluard’s conduct and mode of action.
The ethical code has been incorporated into the museum’s Strategic Plan in order to increase the trust placed in us by society, professionals from the world of culture, associated programmes, sponsors and benefactors. The document, which was drafted by the museum’s director in summer of 2014, takes several sources as references: the Ethical Code of the IAC, the Ethical Code of the ICOM, the Code of Conduct for the Museum of Modern Art MOMA, Principes deontologiques del Musées Canadiens, Code of ethics for museums, Museums associations UK, the ethical code of the Louvre, Code of Ethics for Curators del Curators Committee of the American Association of Museums (CurCom), and was approved by the Executive Committee of Fundació Es Baluard on 8th October 2014.