The Colegio del Patriarca
The Committee for the Artistic Patrimony carried out most of its activities in the Church and College of the Patriarch in Valencia. The entire Seminary was used as a reception point for works of art, to check their condition and packaging and to see if any preventative treatment or restoration was needed. Works of art from the collection of the Duke of Alba were exhibited in the cloister, transferred to the protection of the Central Committee which was by that point in Valencia. Spaces in the 17th-century Baroque church were made suitable for housing large-scale canvases. The pioneering nature of this whole project is evident in the architectural measures taken to reinforce the structure of the building and allow for climate control, air circulation and necessary access.