Professor Maire Gullichsen founded Mairea Foundation in 1980. The aim of foundation is to support and preserve the cultural values of Villa Mairea and the collections in the house, designed by archtitects Alvar and Aino Aalto and situated in Noormarkku. Foundation aims to share and improve the knowledge of cultural heritage concerning Villa Mairea. Mairea Foundation also shows the house and it´s collections to the public.
Mairea Foundation is a member of Iconic Houses Network.