Chillida Leku Museum Anounces its Close

The Chillida-Leku Museum has requested a temporary labor force adjustment plan and has agreed to close the museum starting on January 1, 2011. This decision is attributed to the recurring deficit that, along with practically all art museums, the museum has had to endure due to the general economic crisis which has risen to a level unsustainable for the private institution.

Since their opening in 2000, and after seventeen years of planning, 810,000 people have visited the museum. This makes Chillida-Leku Guipúzcoa´s leading art museum in regards to the number of visitors and places it, according to surveys, among the top four museums in the Basque Country. For all of these reasons, the organization would like to express its sincere appreciation to all of those who have visited Chillida-Leku over the years.

The organization will continue all of its independent operations, such as the preservation of artistic heritage and employing national and international exhibitions, among other things.

The museum will remain open to an agreement that respects the conditions that it considers vital to its continuity as defined by Eduardo Chillida and Pilar Belzunce, its creators.

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