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As a museum worker involved with collections at The National Academy of
Design and The Guggenheim Museum I can profess the attitude was one I'd
hear "it is not a perfect world" when in fact the job is to create a
perfect world.
Guy Walker

On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 11:29, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Attention to detail is paramount in archival storage. Unfortunately,
> trained staff and best practices cost money. Until the culture is ready to
> de-monetize such audio assets and master recordings, and video assets like
> camera negatives and lavender prints in addition to the associated
> elements, there can be no guarantee that anything owned by a for-profit
> entity is adequately protected.
>
> DDR
>
> On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 11:01 AM Railroads On Parade <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
> > Notre Dame burned under similar circumstances.  Would history have been
> > changed if UMG not been negligent?   There is a systemic relation to many
> > facets these days of what we care about, then how we care and then often
> > choose it is not worth the care finding a convenient way to move on.
> >
> > On Wed, 26 Jun 2019 at 10:42, Dennis Rooney <[log in to unmask]>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > As I read the posts on this catastrophe, I note the absence of the
> names
> > of
> > > Decca's classical artists — admittedly, not many — whose masters were
> > > surely destroyed. Jascha Heifetz, Andrés Segovia, Rudolf Ganz, Percy
> > > Grainger, Robert Goldsand et al. all recorded for Decca in the forties,
> > > which were mastered on 16.5-in. lacquers cut vertically. Like Columbia,
> > > approved takes from the lacquers were dubbed to produce the released
> > 78rpm
> > > shellac discs. Heifetz's preserved some extraordinary performances of
> > > encore pieces in which virtuosity was explored to the utmost. Due to
> the
> > > dates, those lacquers were all glass-based, and were either broken in
> > > transit or burned up in the vault fire. A similar fate befell the
> others.
> > > It is perhaps a small part of what was destroyed, to be sure, but as
> > > grievous a loss our cultural patrimony as anything else.
> > >
> > > DDR
> > >
> > > On Wed, Jun 26, 2019 at 1:44 AM Jeff Willens <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > >
> >
> https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/magazine/universal-music-fire-bands-list-umg.html
> > > >
> > >
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