The Patrons

Conde Duque is one of the three extensive cultural spaces that belongs to Madrid city council’s Department of Art, Sports and Tourism (el Área de Gobierno de las Artes, Deportes y Turismo del Ayuntamiento de Madrid). The other two facilities are the Matadero Madrid Contemporary Arts Centre and CentroCentro. The four other organisations and municipal departments that are involved in the development of these facilities are: the General Directorate of Museums and Music (Dirección General de Museos y Música), the General Directorate of Libraries and Archives (Dirección General de Bibliotecas y Archivos), the General Directorate of Heritage and Urban Environment (Dirección General de Patrimonio y Paisaje Urbano) and the Madrid Public Enterprise of Art and Culture (la empresa pública Madrid Arte y Cultura). These four departments and a public enterprise run an integrated management system without interfering in each others’ specialised areas. The organisation with overall responsibility for the direction and management of Conde Duque is the General Directorate of Museums and Music.

The General Directorate of Museums and Music is responsible for the direction, management and creation of museums and council-held collections (among which stand out the Museum of Contemporary Art of Madrid (el Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid), whose headquarters are located in Conde Duque, and both headquarters Madrid’s History Museum (Museo de Historia de Madrid), the direction and management of museum spaces and buildings that are appointed to the administrative area and which are open to the public (such as the Debod Temple, Castillo de la Alameda and the Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida (la Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida), the promotion of musical projects, initiatives and performances that are carried out in centres attached to the General Directorate, and the general council and guidance of music-related matters in the region. Their responsibilities also include the direction and management of the Municipal Planetarium and the Municipal Symphonic Band of Madrid, among others.

Conde Duque also houses several organisations that offer a public service. Many of these are directed by the General Directorate of Libraries and Archives such as the town archive and various libraries, including the municipal newspaper library, the municipal history library, a specialised music library and a public library.

 

Conde Duque is one of the three extensive cultural facilities that belongs to Madrid city council’s Department of Art, Sports and Tourism. The other two facilities are the Matadero Madrid Contemporary Arts Centre and CentroCentro.