Ministry of Culture (Spain)

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Ministry of Culture
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Headquarters (Madrid)
Agency overview
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport
Type Ministerio
Jurisdiction Spanish government
Headquarters Casa de las Sietes Chimeneas, 1 Plaza del Rey, Madrid
Annual budget 1.505.838.910 €, 2009[1]
Agency executive
Child agencies
  • Dirección General de Bellas Artes y Bienes Culturales[2]
  • Dirección General del Libro, Archivos y Bibliotecas[3]

The Ministry of Culture of Spain was the department of Spanish government responsible for culture until 2011, when it was absorbed into the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.[4]

There is a junior minister for culture, José María Lassalle, while José Ignacio Wert is the minister for education, culture and sport.


  • Ministry of Culture
    • Subsecretary of Culture
    • General Technic Secretary
    • General Direction for Policy and Cultural Industries
    • General Direction of Fine Arts and Cultural Property
    • General Direction of Books, Archives and Libraries
    • General Subdirection of Libraries Coordination

Public organisms under direction of Ministry of Culture:


See also: Public domain

Is duty of Ministry of Culture (Spain) digitize, preserve and make them available and accessible public domain works for every citizen. Spain has millions of public domain works (books, pictures, music and films) that belongs to the public domain and since there is not restrictions or copyright on them and all these works can be accessed, copied and enjoyed by its citizen in order to accomplish human right of access to science and culture make more egalitarian access to culture in every country no matter the social status of the cirizens.[5][6]

List of Ministers of Culture[edit]

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