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The Museum’s social programs are meant to bring art closer to everyone, turning the visual arts into an integrating, inclusive element.

Understanding the new role of museums and artistic/educational practices as driving forces of social change, we take a special look at the different communities, their values and social needs by implementing transformative learning processes.

Tours

Tours for groups at risk of social exclusion

A free program for underprivileged groups in vulnerable situations, rehab processes, or at risk of exclusion to visit the Museum (admission and guide included).

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  • Please call (+34) 944 359 090 at least ten days in advance
  • Estimated tour duration: 60-90 min
  • Meeting point: Group Admissions desk
  • Admission: Free
  • 15 visitors per group (recommended)
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Tours for groups with special needs

The Museum offers inclusive, adaptive tours for visitors with special physical, intellectual, or psychological needs.
The Museum’s education team and the professionals in charge of the group design a special, tailored itinerary.

Free guided tours in sign language, touch tours with models, relief surfaces and texts in Braille on works in the Museum Collection, and itineraries to stimulate and enhance participants’ skills.

  • Please call (+34) 944 359 090 at least ten days in advance to plan your visit with the education team
  • Estimated tour duration: 60 min
  • Meeting point: Group Admissions desk
  • Admission: Concession admission for visitors; companions admitted free; guide for free
  • 15 visitors per group (recommended)
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Volunteering
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Bringing the Museum closer to all, without exception

A social program carried out by the Museum’s volunteers, who offer support services in the Museum and help deliver talks or conduct art workshops in organizations across Bizkaia.

Heal & Create
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Art in hospitals

Hospital classrooms help patients complete their curriculum. Art, as a school subject, comes to hospitals in the form of the works in the Museum Collection and the exhibitions held at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

Body & Soul

Art as a tool for healing

This long-term program, conducted by artists and educators outside the Museum, is designed in close collaboration with professionals in the mental health sector. It is targeted at kids, youths, and adults undergoing integration and rehabilitation processes.

Museum artists/educators come to therapeutic/educational facilities to show patients new ways of looking at reality and new forms of expression as provided by art. Participants create their own works in an enriching aesthetic experience that resorts to transformative art practices. In addition, artists/educators accompany participants in their visits to the Museum.

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