To ensure that the key works from the Museo del Prado were moved to Valencia without risk, the Ministry of Public Instruction of the Republican government made the necessary financial and human resources available to the Committee for the Artistic Patrimony. Works were prepared before the trip in order to ensure that they suffered the least possible damage en route. Hence the packaging was entrusted to specialists in art transport who saw to the stability of the works inside the vehicles and their protection from movement and damage by environmental factors. The system employed risk parameters which are still considered technically valid today for the movement of works of art.

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