How to pack a picture

June 13 2011

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This is The Holy Family, on loan to our exhibition Finding Van Dyck from Manchester Art Gallery. I have never seen a more expertly wrapped and crated painting.

In the photo here is Tony Gregg, our indispensable framing expert, while out of shot is Hannah Williamson, a curator from Manchester, who was there to supervise the installation. And thank goodness she was, for there are few things more nerve-wracking than hanging a valuable publicly-owned painting...

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