The Brasilea Foundation was founded in Basel on 22 September 2003.

The establishment of the Brasilea Foundation is based on the Walter Wüthrich Collection, which arose out of the longstanding friendship between the founder Walter Wüthrich and Franz Josef Widmar.

Objective: The establishment, operation and maintenance of a cultural centre to promote and disseminate Brazilian culture, particularly by showing visual arts and photography, holding cultural events and musical presentations, and through access to the permanent collection of it’s founder Walter Wüthrich containing Franz Josef Widmar paintings.

The Foundation aims to achieve its objective through cooperation with other institutions in Brazil and Switzerland and Brazilians who have settled in the region. Therefore, it fosters cultural exchange between Switzerland and Brazil.