Eugenio Lopez Foundation, Inc. was incorporated with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 17, 1968 as a non-stock, non-profit corporation. It was established in honor of the late Don Eugenio Lopez, Sr., a patron of Philippine Arts and Culture, to ensure that his legacy shall continue through generations. The Foundation serves the general public through the operation of the Lopez Memorial Museum which was established on February 13, 1960 with about 20,000 Filipiniana collections, Philippine imprints from early 17th century, collections of maps from 17th to 18th century, Rizaliana collections and materials on Spanish and early American period, acquired and collected over the years by Don Eugenio. Its main office is located at the Ground Floor, Benpres Bldg., Exchange Road, Pasig City. The Foundation has 9 regular staff, 7 project-based staff, and 15 members of the Board of Trustees.
It was certified for five 5 years on December 14, 2005, which ended on December 13, 2010. On October 5, 2010, it was renewed for another 5 years which ended on August 25, 2015.
Its purposes, among others, are to support, promote and enrich its library holdings and art collections and thereby contribute meaningfully to the educational needs of readers and cultural fulfillment of art viewers. The Foundation’s programs mainly focus on:
• Culture and Arts Education Program – which offers a wide diversity of workshops, thought-provoking public talks and roundtable conversations.
• Conservation Program –
a. Conservation Laboratory – conducts conservation research and analysis as well as the actual conservation and restoration of paintings and works on paper with the use of state-of-the-art equipment
b. Digitization Project – aims to preserve original and archival material and to enable greater access to these resources.
• Exhibition Program – a semi-annual changing exhibition program since 2001 that seeks to interpret segments of its permanent collection alongside contemporary expressions.