EINA is organised as a private non profit-making foundation whose principal aim is the teaching of art and design, fostering creation and cultural debate.
The foundation's governing body is the board of trustees, comprised of figures from different fields similar to EINA, some of whom have historically been linked to the school as teachers. The tasks attributed to the board of trustees include the election of the school management, the administration of the heritage and the facilities and ensuring the beliefs of EINA and the achievement of its founding aims.
Foundation Board of Trustees
Enric Steegmann - President
Josep Mª Milà - Vice president
Núria Bretos - Secretary
The EINA Foundation owns an art collection that has been built up thanks to the generosity of teachers, students and friends of the school. Given the relevance of EINA in the field of the arts, this collection brings together various manifestations of contemporary art that are in line with the plurality of conceptions, proposals, genres and techniques that have found a home in the school over the last four decades.
The documentation, cataloguing and management service of the Eina Foundation art collection oversees some 200 works by artists, including the following, who have special ties with the school: Albert Ràfols-Casamada, Maria Girona, Sergi Aguilar, Francesc Artigau, Antoni Llena, Josep Guinovart, Joan Hernández Pijuan and Carlos Pazos.
The EINA archive conserves a very considerable number of original documents relating to the history of the school and the evolution of design, and design education in our country. This valuable material acts as a research source and is available to researchers.
Since it was founded in 1967, EINA has been both a pioneering school in the teaching of design and a place of cultural innovation through which many figures in our recent cultural history have passed, both students and teachers. As testimony to this, we conserve a documentary collection comprised of photographs, programmes and administrative documents of the school, correspondence and other handwritten materials, brochures and press cuttings.
The Foundation looks after this archive, now being catalogued, as a record of the evolution of the school itself, but especially as material for historical and educational research into design. Beyond a memory, the archive has to enable historic reconstruction on solid and objective documentary foundations that permit stories and interpretations to be updated. The archive is not static but feeds on new contributions that are added year after year through donations or what the archive itself generates (e.g. the gathering of oral histories).
You can apply to consult the archive by completing the following form and contacting the school: