The Museo del Prado is the best valued cultural institution in Spain by experts during 2019, year marked by the celebration of its bicentennial, ahead of the Reina Sofía Museum in a year in which The Community of Madrid is once again the most valued for the quality and innovation of its cultural offer.
This follows from the Culture Observatory of 2019, a study prepared by the Contemporary Foundation with a survey of 499 culture professionals between December 2019 and last January.
Thanks to the celebration of its bicentennial and exhibitions such as ‘Drawings of Goya’, ‘History of two Painters’ or ‘Related Looks’, the Prado ditch Museum 2019 as the most valued in the country (58.6%), followed by the Queen Sofia (30.3%), and Guggenheim (19.7%).
The list, composed of 102 institutions or events, includes other Madrid spaces such as the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (in position 5), the Royal Theater (8), the ARCO art fair (9), the Theaters del Canal (10) , PhotoEspaña (11), Matadero Madrid (16), the Art Center 2 de Mayo (35) or Mad Cool (53).
On the other hand, at the bottom of the list are the María Cristina Masaveu Paterson Foundation, the COP25 climate summit, the National Center for Musical Broadcasting, the Medialab-Prado and the National Music Auditorium, all sharing position 89 with a 1, one %.
To prepare the ranking, each panelist has pointed out up to ten institutions and cultural events highlighted in 2019, in an open question without providing any name, while the scores refer to the percentage of panelists that each one mentioned.
As for autonomous communities, The Community of Madrid leads the ranking of quality and innovation of its cultural offer with 88.6%, twenty-two points above Catalonia (54.5%), municipal sources stand out.
The city of Madrid also leads the list of quality and innovation of the cultural offer of the Spanish municipalities with 94.9%, being also ahead of Barcelona (72.1%).
Sources from the area of Culture, Tourism and Sports indicate to Efe that this data “demonstrates” that in Madrid culture “is being managed well from the City Hall”.
Regarding the shortcomings, experts believe that a greater commitment and interest in culture, long-term planning, professional management, depoliticization and continuity (56%), professionalization of management and greater staffing and qualification of staff (18) are needed. %) and new cultural facilities (22%), among other issues.