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Hang on in there... day two

May 23, 2017

Hang on in there... day two

We returned to Kirkleatham Museum today to complete the hang of the vintage Tony Ray-Jones prints. These were all made by Tony Ray-Jones himself in the late 1960s and are the oldest elements of the exhibition.


The actual hanging today was mostly the work of Glenn and Michael (thanks, guys!) with Mark (Palace Arts) and Amy (Science Museum) taking care of planning, text panels, labels, painting over the mirror plates and snag-busting. Nel, meanwhile, has been working on printing large images and text to use on the outside of the building to advertise the exhibition. Actually, the hang has been relatively straightforward so far. As ever, there was a problem with one piece - the very last one (of course) - but nothing which we couldn't sort out with a little thought and ingenuity.


Glenn and Michael starting the final wall...


 ...and finishing it. Well, almost - the final image was a bit problematic.


 Stand back, check that it looks OK, load up the trolley and head down to Palace Arts.


The folks at Kirkleatham will be cleaning and polishing and making adjustments to the lighting between now and the opening of the doors onto the exhibition this weekend.


So far we are, if anything, slightly ahead of schedule. I'm very hesitant about saying that, of course (those words may come back to haunt me before the week is out) but we actually had time for fish and chips in the sunshine before turning our attention to the Palace Arts Gallery hang. We've begun to unpack the pieces, condition check them and start placing them in approximately their planned positions.


There is much yet to do, and three days in which to complete it. We're getting there!



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