The third leg of Agatha Christie, a Life in Photographs is now underway at National Museum Cardiff.
After months behind the computer working on a show, it’s great to get out on site and see it come to life. Install needs some high speed elbow grease but with tight planning and good colleagues it’s a real pleasure. The first job is sorting and laying out panels, frames and objects. To give you an idea, we had around 65 graphic panels, 54 photos, 25 objects, 79 captions and one Kokoschka painting. Alice Graham (curator/project manager) and I did this initial work, laying out the frames first so the Artworks install team could start with the power drills. As the frames went up, Alice and I followed behind installing captions. The showcases were moved into a position that worked with the narrative and allowed good wheelchair access; then we filled them with the objects. We were given two days for install and I'm pleased to say we finished before home-time.
Many thanks to the in-house team at the museum: the conservation, mount-making and project management were exemplary.
Show runs until 3 September 2017.
For more on the show, see this previous entry:
(post by Tanya)