Prado will Redistribute Hundreds of Paintings

December 27 2021

Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

News from Spain that the Prado Museum is the latest European institution to commit to redistributing its art collection around Spanish museums. Director Miguel Falomir recently said in a speech that more work is being done to liase with regional museums who would like to borrow artworks relevant to their particular region, including the likes of Andalusia and Catalonia. It is estimated that only around 11% of artworks owned by the Prado are on display. Greater efforts have been made to loan artworks to various regions and now 48 out of 50 regions of Spain have works on loan from the museum.

Falomir also detailed some of the losses due to the ongoing virus crisis, including the fact that museum only welcomed 850,000 visitors in 2020 compared to the 3 million it expected.

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