Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti is a French public interest institution, created by governement decree in december 2003. The foundation focuses on promoting, disseminating, preserving and protecting the work of Alberto Giacometti (1901-1966). It is headquartered in Paris and its current president is Olivier Le Grand (since 2011). Former president Jacques Vistel is now Honorary President. The Foundation is directed by Catherine Grenier, Chief Curator of the French Ministry of Culture.
The Foundation, having received a bequest from Alberto Giacometti's widow Annette Giacometti (1923-1993), holds the world’s largest Alberto Giacometti collection (circa 5,000 works, regularly enriched by new acquisitions). It also holds a rich collection of archives and documentation that illuminates Giacometti's art, and supports the work of restoration experts working under its supervision : the artist's correspondence, manuscripts for published texts, notes and sketchbooks, copper plates, as well as a large part of his library: magazines, books, exhibition catalogs, newspapers, some of which contain his annotations or drawings.
The Foundation also works to establish a catalogue of all known authentic works by Alberto Giacometti, as started by the artist's window, and to progressively make it accessible through the AGD (Alberto Giacometti Database) online catalogue.
The Foundation has no permanent exhibition space, but organizes exhibitions from its funds, and grants loans and deposits to many cultural institutions in France and abroad.