ABOUT ROYAL COLLECTIONS PROGRAMME

The Royal Collections Programme (RCP) is a business Grouping formed by members from Europe, America and Asia. This Grouping was founded with a clear objective: to establish, organize and manage one-of-a-kind global collections of Gemstones and Sumptuary Arts in order to promote natural and cultural heritage through exhibitions of the highest quality and exclusivity.

For the founders of RCP, one of the principal challenges was the scale of the objectives to be achieved, which exceeded the capabilities of any one Spanish company. There was no greater challenge than obtaining these unique collections. This could only be achieved through a coordination of efforts by various specialized companies under the direction of one solid team of collaborating experts.

Given its international character, founded under the legal auspices of the European Economic Interest Grouping structure (EEIC), in accordance with E.U. Council Regulation (CEE) 2137/85, concerning European Economic Interest Grouping, and Spanish Law 12/1991 on Economic Interest Groupings. It was inscribed to the Madrid Mercantile Registry, Volume 12.22, Book 0, Folio 73, Sect. 8, Page M-193 821.

The Grouping, created in 1997, united firms specialized in gemology, geology, art, cultural tourism management projects, international trade, and communication. Some of these companies had over 20 years of experience in their field. This solid experience and ability is complemented by the outstanding members of the Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

THE MISSION OF THE RCP 

The RCP was founded with a clear objective: to establish, organize and manage one-of-a-kind global collections devoted to Gemology, Sciences and Arts, that meet the cultural, tourism and business demands of the 21st century.

The business Grouping and its Board of Directors developed a private cultural initiative with a clear social mission that aims to:

> Enrich the scientific and artistic heritage of Spain, bringing together and making available to the public collections of great value. Some of its holdings, such as “Gaudi’s Treasures” and “Treasures of the Earth” are considered milestones in the fields of arts and sciences.

Offer exhibition centers around the world a Cultural Tourism exhibit of the very highest level, with original, educational and celebratory pieces clearly superior to other international options.

Promote the dissemination of knowledge of the Earth sciences and art from around the world. Along with the general public, the RCP collections are visited by thousands of students who have the opportunity to increase their technical knowledge, deepen their respect for the natural world and enhance their artistic sensibilities. 

Support the development of research in these fields of discipline.

Facilitate international cultural exchange through the creation of shared projects, the lending or exchange of cultural and scientific collections, and the organization of international awards, etc.

GOVERNING COUNCIL

Chairmen:
Mr. Carlos GEREDA de BORBÓN
Marquis de Almazán

Vice-chairmen:
Mr. Fulgencio ALCARAZ PUCHADES
Chairman of the General Assembly of P.R.C., E.E.I.G. and of GemArt International

Mr. Francisco de BORBÓN y ESCASANY
Duke of Seville

Members:
Mr. Alonso ÁLVAREZ de TOLEDO y MERRY del VAL
Marquis of Martorell. Ambassador to Spain.
Mr. Iñigo CASTELLANO BARÓN
Count of Fuenclara.  Deputy General Manager of the Company Institute
Mr. Javier CASTELLANO BARÓN
Count of Nieva.  Member of the Spanish Society of Paleontology.
Mr. Carlos FITZ-STUART y MARTÍNEZ DE IRUJO
Duke of Huescar
Ms. Neus FRAMIS BORRELL
Director of FramArt.  Gemmologist.
Mr. Javier de MORA y ARAGÓN NARVÁEZ
Businessman.
Mr. José Gonzalo RUIZ de BUCESTA MORA
Marquis of Monasterio
Mr. José Antonio SOMALO GIMÉNEZ
Ex-magistrate of the Supreme Court.  Ombudsman to the Catalan Federation of Savings Banks 

Secretary
Mr. Carlos de la MATA GOROSTIZAGA
Public Prosecutor 

Vice-Secretary´s Office 
Mr. Alfonso CORONEL de PALMA
Lawyer

Ms. Nela SANTANA CORCHUELO
Director of PRC Exhibitions 

Ms. Valeria PEVNEVA BONDARENKO
Director of Strategic Development