Tuesday, May 21, 2019

ARLIS/NA-NC spring meeting, May 10, 2019

San Francisco Veterans Building exterior
Veterans Building
(iPhone photo by Kay Teel)
The spring 2019 meeting of ARLIS/NA-Northern California Chapter was held on May 10 at the Edward Paul Braby San Francisco Opera Archives in the Veterans Building at 401 Van Ness Avenue. Barbara Rominski, Director of the Archives, introduced attendees to the long and fascinating history of the San Francisco Opera and its archives and showed treasures from the collection, including scenery sketches and props.
San Francisco Opera archives
Treasures from the archives on display
(iPhone photo by Kay Teel)
After touring the photo galleries, the group crossed Memorial Court to the War Memorial Opera House for a special behind-the-scenes look and visits to the Opera's orchestra library and music library. 
San Francisco Memorial Court
Memorial Court, facing City Hall
(iPhone photo by Kay Teel)

Full meeting minutes forthcoming.