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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    VEGAP Madrid 2016 Collections Works Artists Related Videos Exhibitions Current Coming Past Virtual Visi Visiting the Museum Hours Fees Location Services Ac Activities Follow and reserve the activities Studies of the Collection Open Windows Restoration Educathyssen Educational Programmes Apps Community Mobile apps social media Online Shop Book Publications Gifts Support the Museum Sponsors Friends Volunteers The Museum in Private Corporate Events Press Tourism Professional Channel About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h Home The Museum in Private Spaces The Terraces The Terraces Information and prices Search Advanced search Related content Support the Museum By joining the Friends of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza you are supporting an internationally renowned cultural institution Last videos Introductory video The Illus Miguel Ángel Blanco Comisario de la Exposición 30 November 2015 Introductory video Edvard Mun Paloma Alarcó Comisaria de la Exposición 10 November 2015 Go to Canal Thyssen Recommended exhibitions 60exchanging gazes 62 12 From 19 December 2015 to 14 February 2016 Information Go to Exhibitions Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Paperback Add to Basket Go to the shop Versión en Español Become a Friend Tickets Newsletter Accesibility Sitemap Legal

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Tourism Professional Channel About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h Home The Museum in Private Guided visits After hours Guided tours after hours When the last visitors have left the galleries the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum opens its doors to you in private What better context could there be for experiencing the calm of Monet s winter landscapes or discovering in secret the reflection in the mirror of Picasso s Harlequin You will be guided in small groups by experts who will introduce you to the Permanent Collection or take you around the Museum s Temporary Exhibitions in the tranquillity of the closed Museum Your company then has the option of holding a reception in one of the specially designated spaces in the Museum where you will be able to receive guests as if at home Tours of the Permanent Collections Tours of the temporary exhibitions Thematic routes Search Advanced search Related content Support the Museum By joining the Friends of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza you are supporting an internationally renowned cultural institution Last videos Introductory video The Illus Miguel Ángel Blanco Comisario de la Exposición 30 November 2015 Introductory video Edvard Mun Paloma Alarcó Comisaria de la Exposición 10 November

    Original URL path: http://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen/visita_mcerrado (2016-02-13)
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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Collection Open Windows Restoration Educathyssen Educational Programmes Apps Community Mobile apps social media Online Shop Book Publications Gifts Support the Museum Sponsors Friends Volunteers The Museum in Private Corporate Events Press Tourism Professional Channel About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h Home The Museum in Private Guided visits Guided Tour Guided tours during opening hours The museum s guided tours which are led by our experts are available to small groups during normal opening hours Historical thematic or educational they offer a wide range of different routes around the museum and are adapted to the different tastes and interests of the visiting public Tours of the Permanent Collections Tours of the temporary exhibitions Thematic routes Hours Search Advanced search Related content Support the Museum By joining the Friends of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza you are supporting an internationally renowned cultural institution Last videos Introductory video The Illus Miguel Ángel Blanco Comisario de la Exposición 30 November 2015 Introductory video Edvard Mun Paloma Alarcó Comisaria de la Exposición 10 November 2015 Go to Canal Thyssen Recommended exhibitions 60exchanging gazes 62 12 From 19 December 2015 to 14 February 2016 Information Go to Exhibitions Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition

    Original URL path: http://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssen/visita_guiada (2016-02-13)
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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Mobile apps social media Online Shop Book Publications Gifts Support the Museum Sponsors Friends Volunteers The Museum in Private Corporate Events Press Tourism Professional Channel Press General Information Exhibitions Press Releases RSS Activities RSS Exhibitions Contact Tourism About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h Home Press Tourism Press Contact Contact Contact Required Fields Name Surname Company Email Your message Demonstrated knowledge and acceptance of the Privacy Policy of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza Enter a captcha In accordance with Organic Law 15 99 on Data Protection your personal details will be stored in files owned by the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation for the purpose of informing you about the Museum exhibitions publications news items and press dossiers and other activities such as temporary exhibitions and educational programmes You may exercise your right to access rectify cancel or contest said data by writing to the Museum at Paseo del Prado 8 28014 Madrid Search Advanced search Last videos Introductory video The Illus Miguel Ángel Blanco Comisario de la Exposición 30 November 2015 Introductory video Edvard Mun Paloma Alarcó Comisaria de la Exposición 10 November 2015 Go to Canal Thyssen Recommended exhibitions Madrid Realists From 09 February to 22 May 2016 Microsite Go

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    apps social media Online Shop Book Publications Gifts Support the Museum Sponsors Friends Volunteers The Museum in Private Corporate Events Press Tourism Professional Channel Press Tourism General Information Coming soon RSS Activities RSS Exhibitions Contact About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h Home Press Tourism Tourism Contact Contact Contact Required Fields Name Surname Company Email Your message Demonstrated knowledge and acceptance of the Privacy Policy of the Museo Thyssen Bornemisza Enter a captcha In accordance with Organic Law 15 99 on Data Protection your personal details will be stored in files owned by the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation for the purpose of informing you about the Museum exhibitions publications news items and press dossiers and other activities such as temporary exhibitions and educational programmes You may exercise your right to access rectify cancel or contest said data by writing to the Museum at Paseo del Prado 8 28014 Madrid Search Advanced search Last videos Introductory video The Illus Miguel Ángel Blanco Comisario de la Exposición 30 November 2015 Introductory video Edvard Mun Paloma Alarcó Comisaria de la Exposición 10 November 2015 Go to Canal Thyssen Recommended exhibitions 60exchanging gazes 62 12 From 19 December 2015 to 14 February 2016 Information

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    and Chardin from France and from Italy Titian Veronese Tintoretto Tiépolo Canaletto and Guardi With the future of the collection in mind he decided to move to Switzerland the only European country at that time the 1930s that seemed to guarantee a peaceful location In 1932 he bought a villa on the banks of Lake Lugano known for centuries as Villa Favorita a palace built in 1687 which belonged to Prince Leopold of Prussia While continuing to buy works of art to add to his collection Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza built a gallery in the garden of Villa Favorita to house the paintings in the best possible conditions for an art gallery and to put them on show to the public In 1936 the work on the Villa Favorita Gallery was completed and it opened Unfortunately the start of the Second World War interrupted the project and Heinrich Thyssen was forced to close it in 1939 It opened again in 1949 this time permanently and thanks to his son Hans Heinrich who took up the baton passed to him by his father who died in 1947 After the death of the first Baron Thyssen Bornemisza who by then had collected some 525 works of art the collection was divided up among his four children At the age of just 26 Hans Heinrich decided to continue in his father s footsteps the only member of the family to do so and he also took over the running of the family business His brother who was involved in biological research was not interested in the business or in the collection while his two sisters forced the art collection compiled by their father and left as a legacy to his heirs to be split up Despite the difficult circumstances brought on by the war and with the aid of financial compensation and a great deal of sacrifice Hans Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza 1921 2002 managed to keep the bulk of the collection intact but not all of it That recovery process continued over time and in 1988 he bought back Paradise by Brueghel from one of his sisters This experience in his youth was to prove important when thirty years later he was forced to weigh up what to do with the collection once again More than an heirloom and a family tradition Hans Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza The challenge of recovering the works that had belonged to his father and had been split up was his great spur in those early years both in his business dealings where he went from success to success and as a collector In 1956 he bought a painting from someone outside the family for the very first time Portrait of a Man by Francesco del Cossa which came from the Jan von Pannwitz Collection Hans Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza 1921 2002 Although his main aim was to continue in the family tradition Hans Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza went still further turning his attention to periods of art that had not attracted the interest of his father most of them paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries In the first few years he added important old masters such as Christ and the Samaritan by Duccio Still Life with a Nautilus Cup by Willem Kalf Western Façade of St Mary s Church at Utrecht by Jansz Saenredam La Toilette by François Boucher and Asensio Julià by Goya The change of focus took place at the start of the sixties when he started to collect modern art From then on and with an already legendary skill in recognising exceptional quality in works of art he broadened the scope of the collection embracing all the important movements in modern art In 1961 he acquired his first 20th century painting a watercolour by the German painter Emil Nolde That same year he bought an important set of expressionist paintings That art movement that had been persecuted by the Nazis drew his attention to modern art German Expressionism appealed to him not only for its artistic value but also for the historical context in which it developed Declared to be degenerate art by the Nazis it was persistently persecuted banned and seized What interested the baron were the human values and testimonials expressed in those paintings more precisely the colour and freedom of expression conveyed by Expressionist paintings and he gathered together a very representative selection and formed an important collection that was one of the best of its kind This special fascination for German expressionists gradually led him to acquire works that spanned the whole spectrum of modern art with special emphasis on Impressionism and Post Impressionism European Painting from the turn of the 20th century a very representative collection of Russian avant garde and Central European art with works by Picasso Braque Léger etc English post war paintings Francis Bacon and Lucian Freud stretching right up to Pop Art and Hyperrealism Another important aspect of the collection was North American painting from the 19th and 20th centuries The baron started collecting these paintings mainly ones from the 19th century North American school at a time when there was little interest in them even in the United States itself Nowadays they are highly prized in Europe as well This section filled a major gap in European museums and made the collection a key reference point for everyone interested in this school of art With all these new acquisitions the Lugano Gallery was no longer able to house more than part of the collection the Old Masters and occasionally works of Modern Masters This prompted the idea to hold temporary exhibitions in other countries which would also allow for the collection to gain international prominence The Thyssen Bornemisza Collection has always been on the move While the baron s father enlarged Villa Favorita in order to open it to the public and also organised the first touring art show in Munich in 1930 Hans Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza promoted a policy of openness access and exchange simply with a view of encourage cultural rapprochement between different groups of people A travelling collection In line with that policy from 1960 onwards different parts of the collection began to travel all over the world and a major programme of loans to other galleries was put in practice meaning that the Thyssen Bornemisza collection was nearly always present in some form or another in the big collective exhibitions The second temporary exhibition this time called the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection was held in 1960 in Essen A year later the National Gallery in London staged the exhibition From Van Eyck to Tiépolo An exhibition of paintings from the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection In the 1970s a number of exhibitions featuring modern art from the collection were held in Germany Japan Belgium France Australia and New Zealand From 1979 to 1981 the exhibition Paintings by the Old Masters from the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection toured nine cities in the United States In the 1980s an exhibition of modern and North American masters toured Europe the United States and Japan The North American masters exhibition series in the United States earned the collection of North American art the recognition it deserved and exhibitions of abstract art 19th century North American painting expressionist and modern German painting and exhibitions of gold and silver items were staged in a number of places The exhibitions held in Russia on three separate occasions in 1983 in St Petersburg and Kiev in 1987 in Moscow and St Petersburg and in 1988 in Novosibirsk Siberia had the effect of prompting an exchange and Impressionist and Post Impressionist works from the Hermitage and Pushkin Museum were exhibited in Villa Favorita in 1983 This swap marked an important landmark in enhancing cultural relations between the USSR and western countries and also heralded the start of a new programme of temporary exhibitions at the home of the collection in Switzerland Amongst others Villa Favorita hosted an exhibition of paintings by Goya drawn from several private collections in Spain another on masterpieces from Hungarian museums and an exhibition of North American impressionist paintings from US collections The two shows held in Madrid the Modern Masters in 1986 at the National Library and the Old Masters exhibition in 1987 at the San Fernando Fine Art Academy were important too from the point of view of the future of the collection On both occasions they attracted a great response from the public During that period Baron Thyssen Bornemisza was starting to think about the future of his collection In view of what had happened after the death of his father his main concern was to ensure that the collection was not split up again In the meantime a new building was needed to permanently house new acquisitions Initially the idea was to extend the Villa Favorita Gallery and a tender for bids prompted the re appraisal of the original draft project put forward by the British architect Robert Stirling However the idea was eventually shelved Then bids started to come in offering to install the collection outside Switzerland Bids from the United States from the Getty Foundation and from the British German and Spanish governments were singled out but little by little the Spanish bid gained ground on the others The conditions it offered for the stability of the collection and its public profile were unbeatable A key factor in its favour was the exceptional location of the building to house the museum Not only was Villahermosa Palace in the city centre itself but it was almost opposite the Prado and very near the Reina Sofía Modern Art Museum The task performed by BaronessThyssen Bornemisza in this process should not be forgotten Carmen Cervera who is Spanish married the baron in 1985 and always shared his wish for the collection to stay together to be put on public display and to Facade of the Palacio de Villahermosa The eventual installation of the collection in Spain was the outcome of a gradual process and carefully thought out agreements between Baroness Thyssen Bornemisza and the Spanish government In the late 1980s the Spanish press began to talk about possible contacts between the two parties At the beginning of 1988 the Duke of Badajoz Luis Gómez Acebo who played a key role in making the initial contacts announced that a decision was imminent Sure enough in March that year the Spanish Minister for Culture Javier Solana confirmed that the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection would be housed in Spain for a minimum of nine and a half years with the possibility of negotiating a permanent installation A few days later the baron himself during a presentation of Old Masters in London announced that the collection was going to Spain by way of a temporary loan On April 7th 1988 Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza and the Minister of Culture Javier Solana signed a letter of intent according to which 775 paintings from the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection could be exhibited in Spain The protocol provided for a loan for nine and a half years leaving open the possibility of fresh negotiations to secure a permanent transfer Villahermosa Palace was renovated by Rafael Moneo The loan agreement and setting up the Foundation The possibility of Spain housing the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection crystallised on December 20th 1988 in the form of a loan agreement signed by and between the kingdom of Spain and Favorita Trustees Limited the body that owns the Collection According to the contract the most important works of the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection would be delivered to the kingdom of Spain to be put on display at Villahermosa Palace in Madrid and the Monastery of Pedralbes in Barcelona for a period of nine and a half years In exchange the government would provide a building Villahermosa Palace that would be restored and a foundation would set up funded by the government with sufficient funds to run the museum In consideration an annual financial contribution of five million dollars was established for the owners of the collection for the term of the loan On the same date a foundation was set up between the Spanish government represented by Jorge Semprún the then Minister for Culture and Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen Bornemisza The Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation was set up as a non profit making private cultural foundation to promote and provide services for art Its role is to maintain conserve exhibit to the public and promote the works of art that form part of the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection in the Foundation s possession and the museum that housed them as well as to support it financially The Foundation set to work immediately A board was set up comprising five members on behalf of the Spanish government and five on behalf of the owners of the collection A managing director was appointed as well as a head curator At the first board meeting the architect Rafael Moneo was entrusted with the task of re designing Villahermosa Palace Redesigning Villahermosa Palace and transferring and installing the works For the next three years the priority for the team at the Foundation was to transform Villahermosa Palace in Madrid adapt it for its new purpose and plan how to distribute the paintings in the 48 rooms that make up the museum On March 2nd 1990 the first stone was laid and news of Rafael Moneo s project was announced to the media The works progressed at a steady pace despite having to design and build a completely new space in the museum In 1991 the finishing touches were made and the heating security lighting and electricity installed On May 13th 1992 at a press conference attended by Her Royal Highness Princess Pilar de Borbon the Minister for Culture Jordi Solé Tura Baron and Baroness Thyssen Bornemisza and Rafael Moneo the refurbished palace which was now ready to house the almost 800 works of art from the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection coming to Spain was presented to the media During the summer of 1992 and according to a detailed plan drawn up by representatives of the Foundation in Madrid in collaboration with Villa Favorita the works of art were moved to Spain from the historic home of the collection in Lugano In just two months June and July 1992 over 900 pieces were transported without having to make any changes to the original transfer plan The works were brought over by plane and lorry using land transport for the large works and delicate items Special packing cases were made for each item using the latest and most modern international techniques to pack the works of art The packaging was done at Villa Favorita under the supervision of restorers and curators who filled out forms to record the condition of the works before they left The security plan to protect the works during their transport was also drawn up in minute detail The specialists who had supervised the packing in Switzerland then took delivery of and opened the boxes in Villahermosa Palace filling out new forms to check whether the works had sustained any damage No damage was found in any of the works that were moved and little by little each of them took their designated place in the new rooms according to the installation plan Inauguration of the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum in Madrid The official opening of the museum took place on October 8th and was attended by the King and Queen of Spain Two days later it was opened to the public The large queues that circled the building were evidence of the interest and expectation that the installation of the collection in Spain had aroused The Thyssen Bornemisza Museum thus added to the wide range of cultural activities on offer in Madrid making it one of the world s top art capitals Official opening was attended by the Kings of Spain The opening of the museum highlighted how extraordinarily well the collection complemented the works of art on display at the Prado Museum and in other public Spanish collections Movements and moments from the history of painting with but a sketchy presence in Spanish art galleries were well represented in the new museum mainly those related to modern art 19th and 20th century works with special emphasis on Impressionism Post Impressionism German Expressionism the early Avant garde movements etc and as mentioned above the 19th century North American School practically non existent in European museums as well as reinforcing the presence of other periods such as the German School and Dutch painting from the 17th century Its presence in Spain has not only enriched the art gallery panorama in the country but also Madrid s already considerable offering of art perfectly rounding off the so called Art Triangle or Walk in conjunction with the Prado Museum and the Reina Sofía Modern Art Museum Purchasing the collection Baron and Baroness Thyssen Bornemisza were so pleased with the site of the museum the high quality of the installations and the Foundation that after the museum opened contact between the owners of the collection and the Spanish state continued to try to come to an arrangement to transfer the collection permanently to the Spanish Foundation Thus although it was kept secret before the work on redesigning Villahermosa Palace finished in March 1992 a new letter of intent was signed by the Minister for Culture and representatives of the owners of the collection this time regarding the purchase of the collection It stipulated the price to be paid for the collection in the event of an agreement being reached for its eventual sale three hundred and fifty million dollars At that time the collection was said to have an estimated value of between one and one and a half billion dollars a figure calculated taking into account the prices paid for acquisitions and applying complex indices comparing them with insurance figures looking at transactions on the open market for similar works of art etc However the Spanish state was no ordinary purchaser

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    VEGAP Madrid 2016 Collections Works Artists Related Videos Exhibitions Current Coming Past Virtual Visi Visiting the Museum Hours Fees Location Services Ac Activities Follow and reserve the activities Studies of the Collection Open Windows Restoration Educathyssen Educational Programmes Apps Community Mobile apps social media Online Shop Book Publications Gifts Support the Museum Sponsors Friends Volunteers The Museum in Private Corporate Events Press Tourism Professional Channel About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h The Museum History The Building Trustees Staff 20º Anniversary Transparency site Profile contracting EFR Job and Practices Home About Thyssen The Museum The Building The Building The New Building The Renovation Project History of Villahermosa Palace Search Advanced search Last videos Introductory video The Illus Miguel Ángel Blanco Comisario de la Exposición 30 November 2015 Introductory video Edvard Mun Paloma Alarcó Comisaria de la Exposición 10 November 2015 Go to Canal Thyssen Recommended exhibitions 60exchanging gazes 62 12 From 19 December 2015 to 14 February 2016 Information Go to Exhibitions Featured Products Catalogue of the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Hardcover Add to Basket Catalogue for the Madrid Realists exhibition Spanish Paperback Add to Basket Go to the shop Versión en Español Become a Friend Tickets Newsletter Accesibility Sitemap

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  • El Museo de arte Thyssen-Bornemisza - (Paseo del Prado, 8, Madrid-España)
    Friends Volunteers The Museum in Private Corporate Events Press Tourism Professional Channel About Thyssen History Staff Jobs Transparency h The Museum History The Building Trustees Staff 20º Anniversary Transparency site Profile contracting EFR Job and Practices Home About Thyssen The Museum Trustees Trustees Trustees of the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation The Thyssen Bornemisza Collection Foundation under the patronage of His Majesty Don Juan Carlos I King of Spain is a non profit organisation founded with the purpose of conserving studying exhibiting and publicising the collections of art displayed at the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum The foundation is directed by a Board of Trustees which constitute its highest governing body There is a maximum of twelve trustees on the board four members automatically become trustees by virtue of their position or ex officio trustees the Spanish Minister for Culture who acts as the President of the Board and three other officials from the Ministry of Culture and the Inland Revenue Service four members are appointed by the Cabinet via the proclamation of a Royal Decree Government Trustees and four members are appointed by the Thyssen Bornemisza family The Baroness Thyssen Bornemisza acts as life long Vice President President of the Board Iñigo Méndez de Vigo Vice President Baronesa Carmen Thyssen Bornemisza Trustees H R H the Infanta Doña Pilar de Borbón Jose Mª Lassalle Ruiz Fernando Benzo Sainz Marta Fernández Currás Miguel Klingenberg H I R H Archiduquesa Francesca von Habsburg Lothringen Miguel Satrústegui Gil Delgado Isidre Fainé Casas María de Corral López Dóriga Marcelino Oreja Arburúa Secretary Carmen Castañón Jimenez Honorary Director Tomàs Llorens Search Advanced search Last videos Introductory video The Illus Miguel Ángel Blanco Comisario de la Exposición 30 November 2015 Introductory video Edvard Mun Paloma Alarcó Comisaria de la Exposición 10 November 2015 Go to Canal Thyssen Recommended

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