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 Post subject: Conserving sets, photos, costumes and stage designs
PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2002 10:29 pm 
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This little bit of news from the AP got me thinking? How much effort or resources go into preservation?

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The New York City Ballet, founded by George Balanchine, receives $300,000 to conserve and store its sets, photos, costumes and stage designs.
<a href=http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20020924/ap_on_re_us/america_s_treasures_1 target=_blank>More</a>, on Yahoo!


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 Post subject: Re: Conserving sets, photos, costumes and stage designs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 6:43 am 
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Sets and costumes, to be preserved must be stored in climate-controlled facilities. The designers' renderings of same may be on acid-based paper, which deteriorates in time.

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 Post subject: Re: Conserving sets, photos, costumes and stage designs
PostPosted: Wed Sep 25, 2002 8:04 am 
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Having just a bit of experience the last few weeks in the rare book room at the San Diego Public Library - Central, the climate control includes both temperature and humidty. It also includes light. The really precious materials (the old books and prints are made of various materials) are never allowed in full light.

The library has also replaced wooden shelves with special metal ones (I am not sure which metal), because I was told that the wood in the shelving contains acids too. We are not allowed to handle them except with gloves.


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Moths foiled by sexual confusion at the opera
by CHARLES CLOVER for the Daily Telegraph

The traps installed for the Royal Opera House make male clothes moths appear to other males as females, by sticking female pheromones to their bodies.

In a plot that could have come from an opera, males attempt to mate with the false females, but do not succeed.

published: June 20, 2005
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