Most of the period rooms will have touch screens so that visitors can learn more about a piece of furniture or an object. Rather than getting a full image of what is selected, however, only a silhouette will appear.
The feature is intentional. Curators don’t want visitors concentrating on the screen, a hazard with such museum technology. Instead, Mr. Heckscher said, the goal is to get “people to actually look at what is in the room.”
1. Studio RTA Recalls TV Stands Due to TV Tip-over Hazard
NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2008
Studio RTA Recalls TV Stands Due to TV Tip-over Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: TV Stands
Units: About 6,700
Distributor: Studio RTA, of Pico Rivera, Calif.
Manufacturer: King Pao Enterprise Co. Ltd., of Guangdong, China
Hazard: The stability of the stand does not meet industry standards to prevent TV tip-over, posing a risk of injury or death to consumers.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves "Silhouette" TV stands with black or brushed silver and black frames and three glass shelves. Models included in the recall are 403650 (brushed silver and black) and 404191 (black). Model numbers are printed on the packaging and instruction sheet.
Sold by: Shopko and Boscov's stores nationwide from September 2007 through June 2008 for about $140.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the TV from stand and contact Studio RTA to receive a free repair kit.
1 a length of time:
Her work means that she spends long periods away from home.
Unemployment in the first half of 1993 was 2% lower than in the same period the year before.
Fifteen people were killed in/over a period of four days.
The study will be carried out over a six-month period.
2 in school, a division of time in the day when a subject is taught:
We have six periods of science a week.
3 a fixed time during the life of a person or in history:
Most teenagers go through a rebellious period.
The house was built during the Elizabethan period.
period costume/dress/furniture the clothes or furniture of a particular time in history:
They performed 'Julius Caesar' in period dress.
tip (sth/sb) over phrasal verb [M]
to (cause to) fall over onto one side:
Be careful not to tip that cup of coffee over.
剪影（法語：silhouette）是一種將人事物以單色描繪（以黑色為主），凸顯輪廓的藝術圖像，或指剪影藝術本身，可屬一種視覺藝術，剪影被運用在各種方面。The word silhouette is derived from the name of Étienne de Silhouette, a French finance minister who, in 1759, was forced by France's credit crisis during the Seven Years' War to impose severe economic demands upon the French people, particularly the wealthy.Because of de Silhouette's austere economies, his name became synonymous with anything done or made cheaply and so with these outline portraits. Prior to the advent of photography, silhouette profiles cut from black card were the cheapest way of recording a person's appearance.
The term silhouette, although existing from the 18th century, was not applied to the art of portrait-making until the 19th century. In the 18th and early 19th century, “profiles” or “shades” as they were called were made by one of three methods:
- painted on ivory, plaster, paper, card, or in reverse on glass;
- “hollow-cut” where the negative image was traced and then cut away from light colored paper which was then laid atop a dark background; and
- “cut and paste” where the figure was cut out of dark paper (usually free-hand) and then pasted onto a light background.
━━ n., vt. シルエット（に描く）, 影絵; 輪郭.