Information about the Museums Organisation
General Deputy of State Museums
17 museums. Management: General Deputy of State Museums.
56 museums. Management: regional governments
17 museums: State; Museo Nacional del Prado has a particular status, so, incomes and extra funding from sponsors are also available.
56 museums: State + regional governments
Have the museums/your institution experienced budget cuts in connection with the financial crisis in the last two years?
What budget cuts in % are being made by (national) governments?
About 5% (to be updated next year)
How do museums cope with the budget cuts?
In general, budget cuts has been filled by museums in some of the aspects mentioned above: cutting in exhibition program, downsizing staff, cutting in collecting- and restoration programâ€¦ but on the other hand, State has provide extra budget for cultural subventions and initiatives.
Number of museums in your country:
See website with all statistical results form Spanish Museums and collections:
Art and Design: 122 (Contemporary Art) + 29 (decorative Arts) + Fine Arts (183) + House-Museums (95)
Science and Technology: 59
Total number of museums: 1455
Ownership of Museums:
Regional government: 136
Local government: 644
Other public museums: 37
Other private museums: 288
Museos.es: annual magazine, available online, from the General Directorate of Fine Arts and Cultural Assets. Ministry of Cultural. Spain
National Museum legislation and structure:
Legislation for Museums Management general deputy for State Museums; for those with regional government there is specific regional legislation)
=Real Decreto 620/1987, de 10 de abril, por el que se aprueba el Reglamento de Museos de titularidad estatal y del Sistema Espagñol de Museos.
=LEY 16/1985, de 25 de junio, del Patrimonio Histórico Espagñol (BOE de 29 de junio de 1985)
(last update 24/1/2011)