Fundació Barcelona
Fundació Miró en Barcelona

Fundació Miró en Barcelona

The Joan Miró Foundation opened to the public on June 10th, 1975. It had its origins in Miró's first large exhibition in Barcelona in 1968, at the Old Hospital de la Santa Creu (Holy Cross).

The Foundation holds a large collection of drawings, correspondence, books, exhibition catalogues, journals, and other documents donated by Joan Miró. These archives include from the first published pieces in the beginning of the artist's career, to the most recent publications.

Fundació Joan Miró
Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona
Tel. +34 934 439 470


The Foundation building was designed by Josep Lluís Sert, architect, co-founder of the Group of Architects and Technicians for the Progress of Contemporary Architecture or GATCPAC (for its acronym is Spanish), and a close friend of Joan Miró. It was built on land ceded by the City Council in the Parc de Montjuïc. Towards the end of the 1960s, Sert and Miró began working on the idea of a "Miró Museum" on the above mentioned site.

In 1988, it was enlarged to increase the exhibition space, provide room for new services and relocate the offices. The extension was designed by Jaume Freixa, a friend and pupil of Sert.

The Collection

The collection The Foundation's collection currently comprises over 14.000 pieces including paintings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics, practically the entire graphic work and some 10.000 drawings. The great bulk of this collection was donated to the Foundation by Joan Miró himself and his wife, and Joan Prats, his close friend and the driving force behind the idea of setting up the Foundation. The collection has increased with subsequent donations.

The Miró family made also a permanent loan to the Foundation of the artist's private library.

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ADOM, (Association pour la Défense de l'œuvre de Joan Miró), was created on 30th January 2008 with the purpose to protect, develop and promote knowledge of the works of the artist.

Its committee is composed by seven members, among which are the painter´s descendants and the leading specialists on Miró’s work, presided by Ariane Lelong-Mainaud, and the Vice Presidency of Joan Punyet Miró.

This committee meets regularly to establish the authenticity of the works that it receives. It issues authenticity certificates and takes pertinent legal action against forgeries, imitations, and other fraudulent practices that might harm Joan Miró’s oeuvre.

To obtain a certificate of authenticity, the owner must present the original work to the committee. The fee for opening the dossier is of 150 Euros.

The price for an authentication certificate varies, according to the technique and the work’s relevance: for paintings, sculptures and ceramics the price is of 2000 Euros. For works on paper, the prices vary between 700, 1000 or 2000 Euros, depending on the piece’s importance.

For the authentication of graphic works, lithographs, prints, etc., one must contact Rosa Maria Malet, the directress of the Fundació Miró de Barcelona, who certifies the authenticity of the painter’s print work.

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Tel. 00 33 1 44 56 06 07
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