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Fundación Carlos De Amberes

The Fundación Carlos de Amberes is the realisation of the dream of the Flemish man who donated all his fortune to the city of Madrid to create this institution, which continues to exist after 400 years. Bolstered by the reorganisation of its original purpose (a hospital for pilgrims), the Foundation entered the 21st century ready to dedicate itself to safekeeping the historical ties among the territories that once belonged to the Spanish Crown in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Foundation cooperates via all sorts of cultural, political and scientific initiatives with those countries - Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and northern France - in the adventure of building a common space: a united Europe.

The history of the "Real Diputación San Andrés de los Flamencos-Foundation Carlos de Amberes" dates back to 1594, the year in which Charles of Antwerp, a native of this city in the Duchy of Brabant, transferred by public deed a series of buildings that on his death might serve as shelter and lodging for the poor and pilgrims from the Seventeen Provinces who were visiting Madrid. The establishment of the Hospital of St. Andrew of the Flemish coincided with the founding of other private charity institutions especially set up for members of the same nationality, corporation or guild. On the death of Charles of Antwerp in 1604, the Royal archer Miguel de Frene took it upon himself to implement the founder's idea dedicating the new Hospital, temporarily set up in one of the bequeathed houses, to St. Andrew, patron saint of the people of Burgundy.

In 1609, King Philip III accepted the patronage of the "Diputación" for himself and his successors... [ Read all ]

Madrid

Spain

Address:
C/ Claudio Coello, 99

28006
Phone: 0034 914 352 201
Fax: 0034 915 781 092
Website: www.fcamberes.org




Exhibitions

In Galerie des Gobelins (Paris)
15 April 2010 - 04 July 2010
Trésors de la Couronne d’Espagne: un âge d’or de la tapisserie flamande Treasures of the Spanish Crown: a golden age of Flemish tapestries.
Some twenty Flemish Renaissance tapestries from the old Habsburg collections, today belonging to Spain’s Patrimonio Nacional: a glimpse of some of the gems of Spanish heritage

In Guadalajarra (Spain). Palace of the Infantry. 26 March - 6 June 2010
Las hazañas de un rey. Tapices flamencos del siglo XV en la colegiata de Pastrana
The exploits of a King. Tapestries from the Spanish Collegiate Church Pastrana. 4 works of art: One of the most impressive series of the XVth Century restaured in Tournay (Belgium) and exhibited thanks to the initiative and hard work of carlos de amberes Foundation.
The exhibition was presented in the Musée du Cinquantenaire (Brussels)from 13 January to 14 March 2010


Previous Exhibitions

La Pax HispÁnica y la Tregua de los Doce Años
Time of peace: the pax hispanica and the twelve years' truce (1609-2009)
26 de octubre de 2009 - 31 de enero de 2010 ; 19 October 2009 – 31 January 2010

IconografÍa moderna (1980-1985) Fotomontajes de AmÉrica SÁnchez
Del 22 de abril al 7 de junio de 2009

In Saint-Peter’s Abbey (Ghent-Belgium). Flemish Tapestries for the Duke of Burgundy, Emperor Charles V and Philip II.
Once-in-a-lifetime, the exhibition brings together an amazing collection from the XVth and XVIth centuries.
21 November 2008 – 29 March 2009


Carmen Zulueta. Lineal Spaces. Retrospective 1969 to 2009.
Paintings and drawings, sculptures, jewells and Videoart... An impressive multi-faceted work, always faithful to constructivism and geometric art, marked by the strenght of lines and the expressiveness of colours.

Latin American Constructivism. Chappard Collection.
19 de septiembre a 9 de noviembre

MUVIM (Valencia)
Paul Delvaux. The Second reality.
15th of May to 7th of June.

Golden Age:
Highlights of Dutch Graphic Design 1890–1990
14th of March to 13th of April 2008


TINTIN in Herge´s world
13th of december 2007 to 13th of January 2008
Workshops for children and Comic awards

MODERN ART IN PORTUGAL
Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado –
31st of October to 2nd of december 2007

LA MIRADA CIEGA. UN DIÃLOGO ENTRE HANS VANDEKERCKHOVE Y JUAN MUÑOZ
21st September to 21st October 2007

LA BELLEZA Y LA LOCURA. FELIPE I EL HERMOSO, REY DE CASTILLA, DUQUE DE BORGOÑA.
27th January to 15th April

LA BELLEZA Y LA LOCURA. FELIPE I EL HERMOSO, REY DE CASTILLA, DUQUE DE BORGOÑA...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions (13)

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Opening hours

Tuesdays to Fridays: 10 am to 8.30 pm
Saturdays: 11 am to 2 pm and 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm
Sundays and Public Holidays: 11 am to 2.30 pm
Mondays: Closed


Getting there

C/ Claudio Coello, 99
28006 Madrid
SPAIN

Tel: (+34) 914 352 201
Fax: (+34) 915 781 092
Email: fca@fcamberes.org


Facilities

Disabled facilities. Toilets.


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News and events

OPEN NOW
International Seminar in Spain
13, 14 and 15 May, 2010
HERITAGE AND DIGITAL INNOVATION
LATEST TECHNOLOGIES FOR CULTURAL HERITAGE MANAGEMENT AND EXPLOITATION

Món St. Benet (Sant Fruitós de Bages, Barcelona) and Seu Vella (Lleida),


Children

Summer 2010
FOR THE CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY IN MADRID
Art and theatre seminar
Monomanía. Un divertimento en honor a Darwin


Membership

In construction. For more information, please contact the Fundación on (+34) 914 352 201/ fca@fcamberes.org