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Ulysses Dietz

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iconnumber posted 02-04-2010 10:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Good news and bad news. While I don't get to create a Silver Gallery per se, I am going to be able to do what I hope is useful and provocative, using silver. The gallery in the Ballantine House, that has now been closed for over a year, will become a Hidden Treasures gallery. Essentially a very tidy storage area, it will line up lots of furniture in layers (so you won't really get a good view of things) so as to remind people that we have great things that we can't show because we don't have space. In front of all of this will be five cases of silver, focusing on (1) recent significant gifts and (2) important objects that haven't been out for a long time. Like this baby, executed by Robert Bain and F. O. Erichsen for Gorham in 1905:

We hope to educate, because in this cynical age people are convinced that there is no reason for museums to (a) collect anything, or (b) expand their space.

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Cheryl and Richard

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iconnumber posted 02-14-2010 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Cheryl and Richard     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Whoo! Ulysses, can't wait to come visit the Gallery.

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iconnumber posted 02-16-2010 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Marc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yum Yum. And this beauty will be viewable when? I'm sure the snow will melt someday.

Your Museum is just a short flight from here.

Thanks for the preview.


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Ulysses Dietz

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iconnumber posted 06-24-2010 04:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ulysses Dietz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bad news on the silver gallery front. Drastic budget cuts imposed by the city have, once more, stalled plans for a new gallery installation that would have featured a group of great pieces from our silver collection, including recent gifts made during our centennial year (2009).

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