What are conservatories?

Some articles on conservatories:

Conservatoire De Paris - History - Present
... By the 1940s, the Paris Conservatories had grown and become one of the biggest and most prestigious in Europe ... In 1946, the Conservatoire was split into three Conservatories one for music and dance, and one for the dramatic arts ... The conservatories train more than 1,200 students in structured programs, with 350 professors in nine departments ...
Lord & Burnham - Conservatories
... Major Lord Burnham conservatories include Phipps Conservatory Botanical Gardens, Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, 1892–1893 Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, Buffalo, New ...
Music Of Naples - Classical Music
... In the mid-16th century, the Spanish throne established church-run conservatories in its vice-realm of Naples ... At the time, these institutions were called "conservatories" because they "conserved"—that is, they sheltered and educated—orphans ... The Neapolitan conservatories enjoyed a considerable reputation throughout Europe as training grounds not only for young children to be trained in church music, but, eventually, as a feeder system ...
Music Conservatories Of Naples - The Historic Conservatories
... is actually the last in a long string of establishments that have been music conservatories in Naples ... These early conservatories were Santa Maria di Loreto, Pietà dei Turchini, Sant'Onofrio a Capuana, and I Poveri di Gesù Cristo ...