The Prado Museum offers group visits for 4,000 euros and space rental for 15,000 euros
In the museum's annual accounts, a 65% reduction in its own income is foreseen in 2020 compared to the forecasts established at the beginning of the year
The Prado Museum has published the rates for the use of its spaces and the services offered include the possibility of organizing visits to the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions for 4,000 euros for groups of up to 25 people.
Likewise, it also offers visits to groups of up to 15 people to the restoration areas, warehouses and restricted spaces – with express authorization from the museum’s management – for 6,000 euros, as collected by Europa Press from an order published in the Official State Gazette (BOE).
The document explains that the expansion of the museum inaugurated in 2007 made it possible to increase the exhibition area and add new spaces for alternative services and uses that would respond to demand.
“In this context, the assignment of spaces has been consolidated as an important resource to raise funds, and as a new method to attract the public, due to the notoriety of the Museo Nacional del Prado, its privileged location, and the quality of its facilities and the excellence of its collections “, he highlighted.
In addition to visits, the Prado also offers spaces such as the cloister of the Jerónimos building for 12,000 euros for three hours; the permanent collection room of the Villanueva building for 15,000 euros also for three hours; or the CasÃ³n del Buen Retiro library for 6,000 euros for three hours.
The Museo Nacional del Prado has received a total of 852,161 visitors at its headquarters in 2020, of which more than 500,000, 556,355, correspond to the period prior to its closure in the months of March, April and May for the coronavirus pandemic.
The previous year, that of the Bicentennial celebration, the number of visitors amounted to 3.2 million people, so the drop in visits is close to 2.3 million.
In the annual accounts of the museum collected by Europa Press, a 65% reduction in own income is expected in 2020 compared to the forecasts established at the beginning of the year, as a result of the temporary closure of almost three months and subsequent capacity restrictions due to to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, the museum, which affirms that the crisis is affecting “drastically” its activity in 2020, has ruled out “a restructuring” in its workforce, “despite the fact that it has seen affected by the magnitude and severity “of the health effects of the pandemic.