DECATUR, Ga. - After a fire destroyed a storage facility housing irreplaceable items from a
"Gone With the Wind" museum, restoration experts have begun the tedious process of trying to restore the items to their former glory.
The Atlanta premiere of
With tragic irony, fire tore through a Henry County storage unit in February that housed the overflow collection of movie memorabilia for the Tara Museum.
Insurers rushed what was left of the collection to the Decatur studio of
The collection included posters, photos, prints and articles. Some of it was wrinkled and stained, even stuck together.
"How do you get two things apart without ruining them?" Dore asked Weaver.
"Carefully," Weaver said. "Slowly, Patiently."
"How slowly?" Dore asked.
"Millimeters at a time," Weaver said.
Weaver is from an old Atlanta
"I was domiciled and educated as a young English girl," Weaver said.
Weaver said she apprenticed with restoration masters in London, learning tools, techniques and patience.
Weaver said the challenge then will be finding room to display them.