The Gabarron Foundation’s Queen Sofia Children’s Art Museum is named in honor of Her Royal Highness, Queen Sofia, who is entrusted with the role of Honorary President. Thanks to the Queen’s interest, the tenacity of Ms. Isabel Carswell de Sánchez-Bella, President of Amade-España, and their collaboration with the Gabarron Foundation in recent years, a special museum has been created to house this collection.
The Gabarron Foundation in Spain, "Fundación Cristóbal Gabarrón" (FCG) is a non-profit, cultural organization, founded in 1992. It is recognized by the Ministerial Order of September 22 (B.O.E. 21-10-92), and is entered in the Record of Cultural Foundations of the Protectorate of Foundations of the Spanish Department of Education, Culture and Sport with the number 202, in agreement with the effective legislation. Its principal headquarters are located in Valladolid, the capital of Castilla and León.
The Foundation takes its name from the artist Cristóbal Gabarrón residing in Valladolid. Over a decade ago, he and his family, along with several international corporations, created this institution in order to perpetuate the ideals that have remained with him throughout his career: defending, promoting, and disseminating art, science, and knowledge. Since then, the Foundation has worked steadily in favor of education and advancement in a wide range of scientific and artistic disciplines. Thus, the Foundation contributes to building a better future for our society, based on the conviction that an educated society is both freer and more desirable.