About the Museum


Interior View, Centro Botín
Interior View, Centro Botín
Studio Fotografico Enrico Cano, Photo: Enrico Cano

Interior View, Centro Botín

Exterior View, Centro Botín  
Studio Fotografico Enrico Cano, Photo: Enrico Cano

Exterior View, Centro Botín  

The Fundación Marcelino Botín was created in 1964 by Marcelino Botín Sanz de Sautuola and his wife, Carmen Yllera, to promote social development in Cantabria. Fifty years later, having kept its primary focus on the region, the Fundación Botín now operates all over Spain and Latin America, contributing to the overall development of society by exploring new ways to uncover and support creative talent, in order to create cultural, social and economic wealth.

The Fundación - designed by notorious architect Renzo Piano - organises programmes in the realms of the arts and culture, education, science and rural development, and supports social institutions in Cantabria so as to reach those who need it the most. It also offers a space for reflection and action to detect and develop new talent.

(Photo: Enrico Cano)

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