Fundació Es Baluard

Inaugurated on 30 January 2004 by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain, Es Baluard Museu currently possesses an important reserve of contemporary art by creators who are either from the Balearic Islands or related to them in some way. As well as exhibiting the works that comprise its collection, Es Baluard Museu holds temporary exhibitions. Since being established, it has held exhibitions of works by artists such as Rebecca Horn (2004), Fabrizio Plessi (2004), Picasso (2006), Jaume Plensa (2006), Andy Warhol (2006), Joan Miró (2006 and 2008), Santiago Rusiñol (2007), Anselm Kiefer (2009), Robert Mapplethorpe (2009), Joana Vasconcelos (2009), Juan Uslé (2010), Alberto García-Alix (2010), Eduardo Arroyo (2011), Christian Boltanski (2011), Amparo Sard (2014) and Thomas Hirschhorn (2016), among others.

The Museum is managed by the Fundació Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma, the members of which are the Government of the Balearic Islands, the Island Council of Mallorca, Palma City Council and the Fundació d’Art Serra. In 2008, the Acquisitions Committee was set up, a body comprised of experts from within and external to the museum, with the aim of enlarging the collection. The collection managed by the Es Baluard Foundation is comprised of works owned by the foundation, those ceded by patrons and works from private collections, all of them distinguished by the fact that they are by artists related to the Balearic Islands.

Thus, the Fundació Es Baluard Museu collection is made up of works created by artists associated to the most significant international tendencies that have appeared since the late 19th century – Hermen Anglada-Camarasa, María Blanchard, Norah Borges, Joan Miró, Robert Motherwell, Jorge Oteiza, Picasso, Santiago Rusiñol, Joaquín Sorolla  and Antoni  Tàpies, among others- right up to our own time – for example, Ignasi Aballí, Miquel Barceló, F. García Sevilla, Rebecca Horn, Shirin Neshat, Jaume Plensa, F. Plessi, Bernardí Roig, Francisco Ruiz de Infante, Amparo Sard, Antoni Socías and Joana Vasconcelos.

Es Baluard Museu Directors since 2004:
Teresa Pérez-Jofre Santesmases (Opening – February 2004)
Marie-Claire Uberquoi Lebrun (May 2004 – February 2008)
Cristina Ros Salvà (February 2008 – February 2012)
Nekane Aramburu (March 2013 – March 2019)
Imma Prieto (October 2019 – August 2023)


The functions of the Fundació Es Baluard Museu d’Art Contemporani de Palma includes the conservation of the museum’s assets of cultural value, the promotion of knowledge, the diffusion of its heritage and the promotion of culture in general.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the Fundació Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma is the highest body of management, representation and administration of the Foundation. It is responsible for ensuring the fulfilment of the foundational purposes and diligently administering the assets and rights that make up the Foundation's patrimony.

Currently, the Board of Trustees of the Foundation is made up of the following members:

Founding President
Mr. Pere A. Serra Bauzà

Ms. Margarita Prohens Rigo
President of the Govern de les Illes Balears

Mr. Jaime Martínez Llabrés
Mayor of Palma

Members of the Board

Ms. Margarita Prohens Rigo
President of the Govern de les Illes Balears

Substitute: Mr. Antoni Costa Costa, Regional Minister for Economy, Finance and Innovation of the Govern de les Illes Balears

Ms. Antònia Maria Estarellas Torrens
Regional Minister of the Presidency and Public Administrations of the Govern de les Illes Balears

Substitute: Mr. Antoni Mesquida Bauza, Director General of the Civil Service

Mr. Jaume Bauzá Mayol
Regional Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Govern de les Illes Balears

Substitute: Mr. Pedro Vidal Monserrat, Director General for Culture

Mr. Llorenç Sebastià Galmés Verger
President of the Consell Insular de Mallorca

Substitute: Mr. Antonio Francisco Fuster Zanoguera, Executive Councillor of the Presidency

Ms. Antònia Roca Bellinfante
First Vice-President and Executive Councillor of Culture and Heritage of the Consell Insular de Mallorca

Substitute: Mr.  Marcos Jerónimo Felipe Nicholas, Technical Secretary for Culture and Heritage

Mr. Guillem Ginard Sala
Insular Director of Culture of the Consell Insular de Mallorca

Substitute: Mr. Pere Ferrer Oliver, Island Director of Crafts

Mr. Jaime Martínez Llabrés
Mayor of Palma

Substitute: Ms. Lourdes Roca Calafell, Second Deputy Mayor for Social Services, Education, Citizen Participation, Youth, Interculturality and Equality

Mr. José Javier Bonet Díaz
First Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Tourism, Innovation, Culture, Sports, Restoration and Municipal Coordination of Palma Town Council

Substitute: Ms. María de las Mercedes Celeste Palmero, Fourth Deputy Mayor and Councillor for Finance, Public Administration and Internal Governance

Mr. Fernando Gómez de la Cuesta
General Coordinator of Culture and Visual Arts of Palma City Council

Substitute: Ms. Pilar Ribal Simó, Director General of Heritage and City Interpretation

Carmen Morais Puche
Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte

Ms. Carmen Serra Magraner
Fundació d’Art Serra

Mr. Miguel Rullán Serra
Fundació d’Art Serra

Ms. Ana Rullán Estarellas
Fundació d’Art Serra

Bernardí Roig

Director Es Baluard Museu

Organization chart

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Artistic department          
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Education and public programmes
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Public programmes
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External relations
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Director's PA
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Jordi Nadal
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Andreu Verd
Robert Escobar
Visitor service / ticket office    
Visitor service
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Ticket office
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External service companies

Cleaning: Top Clean Baleares SL
Surveillance / Security: Transportes Blindados SA
Gallery assistants: Atese Atención y Servicios SL