RESCUING WATER-DAMAGED TEXTILES DURING THE LOS ANGELES RIOTS
6 HOURS WORKED
The rescue and cleanup effort for the costumes and textiles required 454 staff and volunteer hours, both at the off-site storage and at the museum. During the first days of the rescue effort, the team consisted of the collections manager and her assistant, two textile conservators, two objects conservators, three curators, three curatorial assistants, one student volunteer intern, and four guest volunteers. The later cleanup was done over two months by two textile conservators, a student volunteer intern, and two collection managers.