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Today, the Chapter House of San Agustín once again shines as it did during its heyday. This space –of great cultural and historical value for the people of Ecuador- is ready to welcome Quiteños, Ecuadorians, and tourists alike. This is where the principles of freedom, respect, independence and democracy included in the Declaration of Independence, and signed by Quiteño patriots on August 16, 1809, were consecrated ratifying the call for Independence. The crypt is where the remains of the patriots who were murdered on August 2, 1810 have been laid to rest.
The comprehensive restoration process that the Church of San Agustín went through managed to restore the wood paneling, altar, sculptures, murals, easel paintings, gallery, the table, frames and textiles of this historic space. The restoration process also included the repair of humidity damage to the crypt, and the installation of a new lighting and sound system.
The project was completed and delivered as part of the anniversary of the city of Quito being declared the First World Heritage Site on September 8, 1978.
The Chapter House restoration project was carried out with an investment of 363, 913 dollars; financing which was granted by the Municipality of Quito, through the Metropolitan Cultural Institute, and international support from the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.
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