For logistical reasons, the protection of fixed monuments such as the fountains of Cibeles, Apollo and Neptune, as well as monumental sculpted doorways, was initially delegated to the Area for Works and Fortifications (Comandancia de Obras y Fortificaciones), then from the spring of 1937 to the Committee for the Reform, Rebuilding and Sanitation of Madrid (Comité de Reforma, Reconstrucción y Saneamiento de Madrid) which included a number of the Committee’s architects. The Committee also offered technical and financial support to the directors and curators of a number of Madrid’s museums in order to help them preserve their buildings and the objects housed within them, including the Decorative Arts, the Cerralbo, the Naval and the Natural History museums, among others. Emergency measures were also adopted in the monasteries of the Encarnación and the Descalzas Reales and other religious buildings under the Committee’s care.

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