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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Today at the Albany Institute of History & Art and More on Amsterdam:

I just want to all know that today is a special day in the Capital District; it is a "GE Free Community Day" on their newest exhibit, GE Presents Excavating Egypt at the Albany Institute of History & Art and they are having the following:

GE FREE COMMUNITY DAY, Sunday, January 22, 2006, Noon - 5:00 pm, Festivities include hands on art experiences, storytelling and gallery activities for families. FREE Admission courtesy of GE.

I went to their THIRD THURSDAY PROGRAM (Thurs. 1/19) where we joined Director Chris Miles on a special Behind The Scenes Tour of the Albany Institute's collections. I have to say that this was truly a special thing to do and when they offer it again please go and do it. Their compact storage area is a thing of wonder, three floors, and 17,000 square feet of climate controlled space where everything has its own space on moving shelves/walls. There was not a spec of dust that I could see...and I don't believe they have people who only dust all day. From a collector's standpoint, I almost wanted to turn over my collection to ensure its longevity.

More On Amsterdam: I am hoping to post more about the local area in the very near future, some of the things that people from outside of the community (maybe even those from inside the community as well) might find fascinating about Amsterdam, such as the fact that we not only have an Amsterdam website but actually have two or three depending on how you look at them.

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