To systematically compile the enormous body of works of Mr. José Miguel de Barandiarán, not only published but also unpublished, classifying and filing the original texts of his writings, as well as his conversations, conferences, speeches or any other oral contribution which had been recorded magnetically, through filming or any other means.
To encourage the creation of a serious critical edition of all his scientific works, creating the appropriate experts committees.
To study his life, thinking and contribution to science and culture, spreading his work at a national and international level.
To continue the research work begun and pursued during his life concerning the Ethnographic Atlas of the Basque Country. To that end, the Foundation will promote and provide funds to the different ETNIKER groups that, created and established by Barandiarán in the different territories of the Basque Country, are working in this project.
To foster, in the area of the Basque Country, programs and grants for research relating to the subjects in which he worked: Prehistory, Archaeology, Anthropology and Ethnology.
To promote courses, seminaries, conferences and other similar activities and publish the results of the research and studies promoted by the Foundation.
To find other means which will allow the Foundation to better fulfil its objectives.