Centro de Documentación de Las Artes Escénicas y de la Música

The mission of the Centre for the Documentation of the Performing Arts and Music (CDAEM) is “to collect, systematically organise, preserve, disseminate and make available to researchers, art professionals, educators and general citizens, all compiled artistic, graphic, documentary and audiovisual materials on stage and musical activities in Spain, as well to conduct statistical studies or any other study for their conservation, valuation and study”. The CDAEM continues the rigorous conservation work of previous documentation centres and at the same time introduces the innovation necessary to respond to the challenge of digitalisation and the accessibility demands of users in the 21st century.

With this goal, the Centre works to improve access to its funds through the tools offered by new technologies (website, electronic publications, digitalisation, extensive dissemination of resources) and the generation of projects to give visibility to the resources on our stage and musical heritage.

Centro de Documentación de Las Artes Escénicas y de la Música

Calle Alfonso XII, nº 3-5. Edificio B
28014 Madrid
Tel: +34 91 353 39 41 / +34 91 050 53 14



  • Digitalization
  • New trends in  museology
  • Virtual museums
  • Preservation of manuscripts, costumes, theatrical sketches
  • Digital preservation
  • Metadata models