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The Musical Instrument Museum's efforts to conserve their displays

If you’ve ever wandered through the Musical Instrument Museum in north Phoenix, you might have found yourself standing in front of a massive window looking into a room that looks like a cross between a science lab and a music store. 

It’s called the conservation lab and it's where Rodrigo Correa-Salas spends his days restoring historic instruments and, sometimes, rebuilding them. It is intricate and exact work that involves a vast array of knowledge of obscure instruments and hard-to-source materials like gut strings and rare African wood. 

The Show got to peek inside the world of instrument conservation recently with Correa-Salas and MIM curator Rich Walter. 

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.