The Centre of Photography Studies of Golegă (CEFGA) was created in 2008, after a protocol between Instituto Politécnico de Tomar -  Polytechnic Institute of Tomar ? and the city council of Golegă, in order to offer instruction and investigation in photography. Located in Golegă, it aims to be a dynamising centre of photograph history, culture and museology, especially regarding the management of collections.


CEFGA will work together with Carlos Relvas House-Studio, by providing technical and scientific support concerning the creation of photograph conservation labs, maintenance of photography archives and the organization of exhibitions. They will also advertise the House-Studio in Portugal and abroad, together with similar institutions.


 As far as teaching is concerned, CEFGA will provide training courses and investigation projects on  several teaching levels, namely master and doctor's degrees, in collaboration with higher education institutions. At the same time, it will offer a specific service that will allow them to work with schools in the surrounding areas of Golegă and the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, thus promoting photography amongst young people.