Wednesday, August 5, 2015

400 Years of The Carlos de Amberes Foundation 24.4.1994

Stamp depicts 'The Martyrdom of St Andrew' by Rubens.

The Carlos de Amberes Foundation, located in the Salamanca district, is a non-profit, private institution. It was created at the wish of a Dutchman who, in 1594, came to Madrid with his entire fortune to create this institution, which, four hundred years later, is still fully active. The Carlos de Amberes Foundation, is the realization of the wish of a Flemish man whom donated all his fortune to the city of Madrid in order to create this institution, which 400 years thereafter it is fully active. Bolstered by a reorganisation of its original purpose (a hospital for pilgrims), the Carlos de Amberes Foundatio is ready to enter into the 21st Century, dedicated 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.

Among others the Foundation is composed of: His Majesty King Juan Carlos, the Belgian Ambassador to Madrid, the President of the Community of Madrid, the Mayor of Madrid, the Head of His Majesty's Office, the President of the Association of Friends of the "Foundation Carlos de Amberes" in Belgium, the Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Madrid, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to Madrid, the President of the Council of State, the Director General of the Spanish Heritage at the Council of Europe, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, the Director of the Prado Museum and the Manager of the Royal Tapestry Factory and representatives of Spanish and Benelux institutions and companies.

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