The Fondation Magritte is involved in mounting many exhibitions throughout the world. In 1998 it supported the impressive retrospective to mark the centenary of René Magritte’s birth staged by the Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts in Brussels.
A Committee for the Authentification of Works by René Magritte was set up under the aegis of the Fondation Magritte. The Fondation took this initiative in order to protect Magritte’s oeuvre and to continue the enormous task formerly performed by the authors of the catalogue raisonné.
The Fondation Magritte has helped to found the Centre de Recherches René Magritte at the Université Libre in Brussels. The Centre’s main aim is to promote research on Magritte by publishing several documents and by gathering and developing archives of written and visual materials.