It took a tower of scaffolding, five riggers pulling it up and ten museum staff unrolling it down to hang the front cloth this morning.
A front cloth is a theatrical creation, designed to hang just behind the red velvet curtain and to be viewed by an audience while musicians play the overture.
This particular piece was designed for the Ballets Russes performance of Le Train Bleu, in Paris, in 1924.
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