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'Jamestown' exhibit delayed

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July 04, 2007|Diane Haithman

The exhibition "Jamestown at 400: Natives and Newcomers in Early Virginia," scheduled to open Saturday at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, has been postponed for two weeks because staff and resources were stretched too thin by a related exhibit.

The problem, Huntington spokeswoman Susan Turner-Lowe said Tuesday, was that both shows highlight the same period of history and therefore demanded the services of the same library staff, curators and conservators.

"Looking back, it was just way too ambitious a schedule; with an incredibly lean staff, it just took everything out of us to get that up," said Turner-Lowe of the first exhibit, "Legacy and Legend: Images of Indians From Four Centuries," with its 220 objects highlighting visual depictions of Native Americans by Europeans.

"Legacy" runs through Sept. 2. "Jamestown" is now slated to open July 24 and will be on view through Jan. 14.

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Diane Haithman

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