The Francisco Godia foundation
The abertis foundation cooperates with the Francisco Godia foundation in order to draw a broader public closer to an interest in collecting and to disseminate private collections. Set up in 1999, the goal of the institution is to promote the legacy of the Catalan entrepreneur and patron Francisco Godia Sales, comprising more than four thousand pieces. It is one of Spain’s foremost private art collections and includes paintings and sculptures dating from as early as the 12th century to the present day.
In 2008, the The Francisco Godia foundation launched a new office in Barcelona in the former Casa Garriga-Nogués which has a surface area of more than 2700 square metres.
Moreover, for another year running the abertis foundation has in conjunction with this institution fostered an annual series of conferences on the collection in the Prado Museum in Madrid. The course is in its sixth edition and it was given in Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao and La Coruña in order to address the relationship between Flamenco artists and Spain under the theme ‘The Spanish pathway of Flamenco artists in the Prado museum. From Van Eyck to Rubens’. The last session was held in the emblematic Castell de Castellet, the headquarters of the abertis foundation.