Fundación Iberdrola España reaffirms its commitment with training and research in the Museo Nacional del Prado
- This commitment will be realized in the call for three training and research scholarships for the Painting Restoration workshop and the Technical Documentation Office of the Museo Nacional del Prado.
- Fundación Iberdrola España – Museo del Prado Scholarships for Training and Research in Restoration will last for twelve months with a financial envelope of €18,600.
Fundación Iberdrola España and the Museo Nacional del Prado initiate the Fundación Iberdrola España – Museo del Prado Scholarships for Training and Research in Restoration, as part of the agreement signed between the two entities whereby the Fundación became a benefactor member of the Museo.
The aim of these scholarships is to complete the training of future specialists and promote research in the field of restoration. During the twelve-month period, the scholarship holders will participate in the conservation-restoration processes of the pieces in the Prado’s collection, collaborate in the preparation of reports and participate in the organization of temporary exhibitions.
This scholarship program is completed with the Fundación Iberdrola España – Museo del Prado International Scholarship for Training and Research in Restoration for young people with degrees from Universities/Restoration Schools located in Mexico, whose awardee will join the program shortly for a period of twelve months and will receive a total amount of €19,500.
This new agreement will expand the 33 scholarships awarded over the past 11 years.
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About Fundación Iberdrola España
Since 2012, the foundation has been a Supporting Member of the Museo Nacional del Prado, by promoting the museum’s Restoration Workshop with three annual training and research scholarships for specialists in heritage preservation and restoration.
In addition to the Museo del Prado, Fundación Iberdrola España also collaborates with the Museo de Bellas Artes of Bilbao to grant scholarships that contribute to training and research in the preservation and restoration of works of art field.
These grants are part of its Scholarship Program, which also includes master’s scholarships in energy and environment at universities in Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States as well as research grants in Spain. It also keeps agreements with other institutions such as Fundación Carolina and Comisión Fulbright.
Fundación Iberdrola España, with Ignacio Galán as founding trustee and Fernando García as Chairman, focuses its activities on four main areas of action: training and research, biodiversity and climate change, social action, and international cooperation.
In addition, since 2011, Fundación Iberdrola España has allocated a total of 13 million euros to the Art and Culture area, which mainly focuses its resources on the Restorations Program, which supports the restoration workshops of referral museums for the preservation of their pictorial and artistic heritage; and the Lighting Program, which deals with the design, execution, and financing of artistic lighting projects in remarkable buildings and monuments, including the lighting of the Prado project, which aims to provide the museum’s exhibition halls, both those housing the permanent collection and those containing temporary exhibitions, with a new lighting system using LED technology to replace the previous system based on halogen lamps.