The Foundation

Mission, Vision and Values

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MISSION

To stimulate public awareness and knowledge of audiences from diverse backgrounds and ages in relation to Contemporary Art, architecture, the landscape and critical issues facing society and its future, in an integrated manner, based on the Foundation’s exceptional heritage assets that include the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Villa and the Park.

VISION

To be a centre of excellence in Portugal and in the world in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, landscape and contemporary thought, fostering diverse cultural offers through a sustained and innovative approach that attracts different audiences and engenders community support.

VALUES

- Independence;
- Institutional excellence;
- Cooperation with the Portuguese State in order to achieve the objectives of cultural and educational policies;
- Highlight the role of the Founders as sponsors and partners;
- Autonomy of programming;

- Rigour and efficiency in management of resources.To be a centre of excellence in Portugal and in the world in the fields of contemporary art, architecture, landscape and contemporary thought, fostering diverse cultural offers through a sustained and innovative approach that attracts different audiences and engenders community support.