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(LA Times)   COVID didn't shut down everything. The moths loved it. The Getty museum, not so much   (latimes.com) divider line
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2021-04-22 7:22:03 PM  
Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.
 
2021-04-22 7:28:35 PM  

lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.


Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!
 
2021-04-22 7:30:11 PM  
I hope moths eat getty images up completely.
 
2021-04-22 7:32:40 PM  
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I miss Moth Meme
 
2021-04-22 7:34:22 PM  
Have you ever smelled moth balls? Very difficult to get their legs apart.
 
2021-04-22 7:34:39 PM  

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I miss Moth Meme


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2021-04-22 7:34:40 PM  

leeksfromchichis: I hope moths eat getty images up completely.


The museum is not affiliated with Getty images.  Same family but completely different entities
 
2021-04-22 7:36:19 PM  

raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!


That sounds like tedious work, with the reward of getting to know the various items more completely.
 
2021-04-22 7:48:55 PM  
I've never had to deal with moths.  Carpet beetles and silverfish yes, but not moths.
 
2021-04-22 7:50:54 PM  

Unobtanium: raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!

That sounds like tedious work, with the reward of getting to know the various items more completely.


Conservation is usually a very tedious process, but yeah, you get to learn the ins and outs of those objects.
 
2021-04-22 7:53:32 PM  

raerae1980: leeksfromchichis: I hope moths eat getty images up completely.

The museum is not affiliated with Getty images.  Same family but completely different entities


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I know what I typed and I meant every word of it.

I wasn't talking about the article. Like all things, the solution is pretty simple: more spiders!!
 
2021-04-22 8:01:30 PM  

raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!


(raises hand)

Grew up in a couple of big old houses with the odd old wall hanging.

/also read a fascinating article years ago in the New Yorker about tapestry restoration using extremely powerful computer algorithms
//turns out they're topologically complex at the thread level
 
2021-04-22 8:13:45 PM  

raerae1980: Unobtanium: raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!

That sounds like tedious work, with the reward of getting to know the various items more completely.

Conservation is usually a very tedious process, but yeah, you get to learn the ins and outs of those objects.


One of the most interesting people I know is a guy from St.Petersburg, Russia who is master at the craft of painting restoration. Besides museum work, he's restored very large murals on walls in some of the bigger houses in the Highland Park area (Pittsburgh), just gorgeous work.

Any idea how much the Getty normally spends per year on restoration, pest control, and the like?
 
2021-04-22 8:17:47 PM  
A song so beautiful you can just about see it.

Carole King - Tapestry [HD]
Youtube SAqYzqHdXu8
 
2021-04-22 8:20:31 PM  

lindalouwho: raerae1980: Unobtanium: raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!

That sounds like tedious work, with the reward of getting to know the various items more completely.

Conservation is usually a very tedious process, but yeah, you get to learn the ins and outs of those objects.

One of the most interesting people I know is a guy from St.Petersburg, Russia who is master at the craft of painting restoration. Besides museum work, he's restored very large murals on walls in some of the bigger houses in the Highland Park area (Pittsburgh), just gorgeous work.

Any idea how much the Getty normally spends per year on restoration, pest control, and the like?


*shakes head*
No, i dont.  I couldnt even guess, other than its probably a significant amount, given the type of collections we have.
 
2021-04-22 8:30:03 PM  

raerae1980: lindalouwho: raerae1980: Unobtanium: raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!

That sounds like tedious work, with the reward of getting to know the various items more completely.

Conservation is usually a very tedious process, but yeah, you get to learn the ins and outs of those objects.

One of the most interesting people I know is a guy from St.Petersburg, Russia who is master at the craft of painting restoration. Besides museum work, he's restored very large murals on walls in some of the bigger houses in the Highland Park area (Pittsburgh), just gorgeous work.

Any idea how much the Getty normally spends per year on restoration, pest control, and the like?

*shakes head*
No, i dont.  I couldnt even guess, other than its probably a significant amount, given the type of collections we have.


For the heck of it, I googled the yearly budgets for the Getty (almost $300M) and the Carnegie ($75M).
If I get bored later I might see if breakdowns are available, but I won't be surprised if they're not.
Those numbers may have changed either way, too. Less, because of being closed, or more, because patrons stepped it up because they were closed.
I'm a 6-7 blocks from The Frick, they just opened back up with limited viewings. I'm excited to do something "normal" soon!
https://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/Ex​h​ibition-Frida-Kahlo-Through-the-Lens-o​f-Nickolas-Muray
 
2021-04-22 8:39:16 PM  
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2021-04-22 9:49:48 PM  

raerae1980: lindalouwho: raerae1980: Unobtanium: raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!

That sounds like tedious work, with the reward of getting to know the various items more completely.

Conservation is usually a very tedious process, but yeah, you get to learn the ins and outs of those objects.

One of the most interesting people I know is a guy from St.Petersburg, Russia who is master at the craft of painting restoration. Besides museum work, he's restored very large murals on walls in some of the bigger houses in the Highland Park area (Pittsburgh), just gorgeous work.

Any idea how much the Getty normally spends per year on restoration, pest control, and the like?

*shakes head*
No, i dont.  I couldnt even guess, other than its probably a significant amount, given the type of collections we have.


Why I love Fark: I only knew of raerae from the politics tab, where you should always stay hydrated.  Never knew of your association with the Getty.

I lived in LA for two years in about 2000, and one of my fondest memories is right before I moved away (for good reasons), I visited on a foggy day, where the scent of the plants in the garden area (cedar possibly?) was so invigorating, that it was very soothing about the life change I was about to make.  Ever since then I've had a fondness for that museum that went beyond it's amazing architecture and collections.

I've lived in Texas for the duration after, and was really worried when one of the recent fires came close to the museum, and learned a lot about the fire preparedness of the site.  Guess the moth preparedness is just one of the many other things y'all worry about.
 
2021-04-22 10:13:09 PM  

raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!


I be subby. A lawyer buddy of mine in Illinois sent me the article. He loves visiting LA, as do I. And he's been to the museum although I have not. Between his descriptions and the article, I really want to get there.

I think I'd living in LA area but not sure mrs edmo would care for it.
 
2021-04-22 10:22:30 PM  

NM Volunteer: I've never had to deal with moths.  Carpet beetles and silverfish yes, but not moths.


You don't want to. In decades of dealing with pests of all types, moths are the most difficult to get rid of.
 
2021-04-23 2:29:02 AM  

lindalouwho: raerae1980: For the heck of it, I googled the yearly budgets for the Getty (almost $300M) and the Carnegie ($75M).


I thought the Getty trust was one of the most complex around with terms that cover all sorts of odd conditions and things like how to allocate preservation budgets. I thought the big expensive building was a result of a rule where after some number of decades they sold off some investments and bought a building with the funds and that happened at the top of a boom.
 
2021-04-23 7:52:59 AM  

lindalouwho: raerae1980: lindalouwho: raerae1980: Unobtanium: raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!

That sounds like tedious work, with the reward of getting to know the various items more completely.

Conservation is usually a very tedious process, but yeah, you get to learn the ins and outs of those objects.

One of the most interesting people I know is a guy from St.Petersburg, Russia who is master at the craft of painting restoration. Besides museum work, he's restored very large murals on walls in some of the bigger houses in the Highland Park area (Pittsburgh), just gorgeous work.

Any idea how much the Getty normally spends per year on restoration, pest control, and the like?

*shakes head*
No, i dont.  I couldnt even guess, other than its probably a significant amount, given the type of collections we have.

For the heck of it, I googled the yearly budgets for the Getty (almost $300M) and the Carnegie ($75M).
If I get bored later I might see if breakdowns are available, but I won't be surprised if they're not.
Those numbers may have changed either way, too. Less, because of being closed, or more, because patrons stepped it up because they were closed.
I'm a 6-7 blocks from The Frick, they just opened back up with limited viewings. I'm excited to do something "normal" soon!
https://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/Exh​ibition-Frida-Kahlo-Through-the-Lens-o​f-Nickolas-Muray


That actually sounds pretty low, and is probably just for the Museum.   The Museum falls under the Trust's umbrella, along with the Conservation Institute and the Research Institute.
 
2021-04-23 7:57:41 AM  

DON.MAC: lindalouwho: raerae1980: For the heck of it, I googled the yearly budgets for the Getty (almost $300M) and the Carnegie ($75M).

I thought the Getty trust was one of the most complex around with terms that cover all sorts of odd conditions and things like how to allocate preservation budgets. I thought the big expensive building was a result of a rule where after some number of decades they sold off some investments and bought a building with the funds and that happened at the top of a boom.


*shakes head*
The Getty Villa, which has our antiquitues collection, has been around since 1972.   The Getty Center was built in 1995.  Im not sure what rules youre referring to, but our investments are the art objects and we dont sell those.
 
2021-04-23 9:59:50 AM  

raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!


This is my favorite exhibit.

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2021-04-23 10:42:28 AM  
lindalouwho:
I'm a 6-7 blocks from The Frick, they just opened back up with limited viewings. I'm excited to do something "normal" soon!
https://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/Exh​ibition-Frida-Kahlo-Through-the-Lens-o​f-Nickolas-Muray


I finally got into our local museum (Chazen) and even though only a third of it was open it was SO SOOTHING to be back in there. I got to see a couple of my favorites, and a bunch of new acquisitions, but most of all, I got to be in one of my favorite spaces.

I had a similar feeling when our library let us back in to pick up holds in the building. Just being in the space was a huge relief for me mentally.
 
2021-04-23 2:55:56 PM  

raerae1980: lindalouwho: raerae1980: lindalouwho: raerae1980: Unobtanium: raerae1980: lindalouwho: Anything to add here, raerar1980?
Interesting article about things we mostly never think of.

Oh yeah....i know all about this, although not my department.   I can try to answer questions.
Who knew bugs loved tapestries?!

That sounds like tedious work, with the reward of getting to know the various items more completely.

Conservation is usually a very tedious process, but yeah, you get to learn the ins and outs of those objects.

One of the most interesting people I know is a guy from St.Petersburg, Russia who is master at the craft of painting restoration. Besides museum work, he's restored very large murals on walls in some of the bigger houses in the Highland Park area (Pittsburgh), just gorgeous work.

Any idea how much the Getty normally spends per year on restoration, pest control, and the like?

*shakes head*
No, i dont.  I couldnt even guess, other than its probably a significant amount, given the type of collections we have.

For the heck of it, I googled the yearly budgets for the Getty (almost $300M) and the Carnegie ($75M).
If I get bored later I might see if breakdowns are available, but I won't be surprised if they're not.
Those numbers may have changed either way, too. Less, because of being closed, or more, because patrons stepped it up because they were closed.
I'm a 6-7 blocks from The Frick, they just opened back up with limited viewings. I'm excited to do something "normal" soon!
https://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/Exh​ibition-Frida-Kahlo-Through-the-Lens-o​f-Nickolas-Muray

That actually sounds pretty low, and is probably just for the Museum.   The Museum falls under the Trust's umbrella, along with the Conservation Institute and the Research Institute.


Yeah, just the museum.
 
2021-04-23 2:59:58 PM  

Liadan: lindalouwho:
I'm a 6-7 blocks from The Frick, they just opened back up with limited viewings. I'm excited to do something "normal" soon!
https://www.thefrickpittsburgh.org/Exh​ibition-Frida-Kahlo-Through-the-Lens-o​f-Nickolas-Muray

I finally got into our local museum (Chazen) and even though only a third of it was open it was SO SOOTHING to be back in there. I got to see a couple of my favorites, and a bunch of new acquisitions, but most of all, I got to be in one of my favorite spaces.

I had a similar feeling when our library let us back in to pick up holds in the building. Just being in the space was a huge relief for me mentally.


Our appreciation for a lot of things is going to bloom tenfold. Maybe that'll help the angry people chill out.

/ wishin'
// and hopin'
/// and thinkin'
//// and prayin'
 
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