Installing Samuel Cooper

November 4 2013

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Picture: BG

Great excitement here at Philip Mould & Co. as we begin to install our Samuel Cooper exhibition

The photo above shows the first completed case. In case you're interested, installing five miniatures takes well over an hour. Each one has to be carefully checked, and then pinned into place with special plastic covered pins. The fabric on which they will rest has been 'Oddy tested' to make sure it isn't toxic for any aspect of the miniature or its frame, and the board behind the fabric, made of Plastazote, is also free of any harmful chemicals. The base of the specially constructed, reinforced glass and steel case has been filled with Artsorb to keep the humidity at a steady 50%. Things you can't see in the photo include humidifiers, light meters, and two ex-army security guards. These are just some of the things you need to think of when exhibiting museum items like this.

The exhibition opens on 13th November, and runs till 7th December. Attendance is of course compulsory for all AHN readers.

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