One of the main functions of any museum is to preserve their collections. This mission is particularly complex in the case of the Viana Palace as it is a historic building not intended as a museum, and in the attempt to maintain its distinctive characteristics, which is to be a lived in house which still retains much of the rooms and inherited decorative shapes, making collections of many types to coexist in the same room. However, it is commitment of all the Palace’s staff and especially that of the conservation department, to give both the objects that are exhibited as well as those stored, the greatest degree of comfort possible, thus avoiding their deterioration.
The weekly closing day of the Palace is used for conservation work and maintenance of the collections and rooms.
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