UCCA founders Baron and Baroness Guy and Myriam Ullens de Schooten are among the world’s leading art collectors. Their deep affection for China led them to build one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Chinese art, and in turn an art center that would promote the development of this art. Having retired from a forty-year career with his family’s business in 2000, Mr. Ullens devotes his full energies to charitable initiatives. Together they also maintain a series of projects in Nepal including orphanages, child-nutrition centers, and the Ullens School. In 2004, Mrs. Ullens founded the Mimi Foundation, which helps to ease the suffering of cancer patients at hospitals throughout Europe.
- UCCA Founders Baron & Baroness Guy and Myriam Ullens de Schooten