Institutional information


Legal form

MMRB is a private cultural foundation that manages and governs the museum through the Governing Board.

Governing Board


Ms. Lorea Bilbao Ibarra (Provincial Councillor for the Basque Language and Culture, representing the Provincial Council of Bizkaia)

Ex officio Patrons

The Mayor of Bilbao
The Chief Councillor of Bizkaia
The Chair of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Bilbao
The Chair of the Bilbao Port Authority
A representative of the company Cía. de Remolcadores Ibaizabal, S.A.
A representative of the company Petróleos del Norte, S.A.

Articles of Association

Articles of association of the Foundation

The Governing Board is the highest authority of the Foundation. It represents the will of the founders and has full sovereignty in fulfilling its mission.

The Governing Board is responsible for the governing of the Foundation at the highest level and for setting the basic lines of its activity and outreach. The Governing Board also acts as the highest representative of the Foundation and therefore holds all powers of management, administration, governance and representation thereof, subject in all cases to the provisions and requirements of law.

Economic, financial and equity information

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Información económico – financiera 2018

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Información económico – financiera 2017

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Información económico – financiera 2016

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Información económico – financiera 2015

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Información económico – financiera 2014

Contractor profile

Procurement Manual

Fundación Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao Contractor Profile.

Record of past specifications

Service contract for maintenance, conservation with full assurances, renovation, improvement and energy management of the thermal and electric installations at Fundación Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao.

Current tender

Call for bids for surveillance services at the facilities of the Bilbao Maritime Museum

Potential bidders should submit the attached document duly completed, signed and stamped or a formal quote, as the case may be, including the data required in the document. Details of the service can also be found in the document. Quotes must be submitted by e-mail to or in hard copy form at the offices of the museum by 20 April next.

Standard form for quotes and description of the services required

Call for bids for drawing up the new website of the Bilbao Maritime Museum

Potential bidders must submit a quote based on the clauses of the attached document. Quotes must be submitted by e-mail to or in hard copy form at the offices of the museum by noon on 13 December next.

Clauses and requirements for bidders

Human resources

Organisational structure

A number of areas of activity have been set up to handle the day-to-day operations of the museum. A head of each area is appointed, but the small size and horizontal structure of teams means that they are characterised by a multipurpose, multidisciplinary approach.

Organisation chart

General Management: responsible for drawing up the strategic lines of the museum, including its mission, vision and values, and for coordinating the decisions of the Governing Board with museum staff and outside personnel. The General Management also manages and plans financial resources and seeks to maximise the efficiency with which the resources available are used. (CV of Director)

The Structural areas are: Administration, which handles all matters concerned with financial and legal aspects of the Foundation; Systems, which handles matters concerned with ICT; and Maintenance and Safety, which handles measures for preventing risks and ensuring the safety of everyone in the building. The Events area works to attract and deal with as many events as possible at the museum, so as to help to make it self-financing.

The Exhibitions area handles the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions, striving to ensure proper care of items received on loan and donations, and to acquire desired items. It also takes care of coordinating, setting up, managing and locating temporary exhibitions to supplement the range of cultural attractions on offer.

The Communication area seeks to maintain an ongoing dialogue with society and with cultural and tourist-oriented actors in the surrounding area, striving to attract them via the activities of the museum and learn about the concerns and needs of society at any given time. All members of the team focus on this communication work.

Educational Programme: one of the main focal points of the museum’s mission lies in the field of education. Accordingly, the Education area designs educational workshops which are given at schools during the academic year and to pupils who visit the museum during summer camps and workshops at holiday times.

Workshops and activities: the museum has a modelling workshop staffed by volunteers and a shipwrighting workshop which helps, to the extent permitted by its resources, to maintain the collection of vessels.

Wage bargaining agreement

Trade union representatives

Right of access to public information