Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Work Starts on Case Installation

There has been a delay of several months in installing the new Cook display because we have had to wait for the case components to off-gas. Materials such as paint and the lacquer used on the floor and back panels can give off volatile compounds as they dry, which can cause damage to museum objects in the sealed environment of the case.

Work has now begun on installing the framework of the display in the case. Technicians Chris and Al are building the structures on which the objects will be mounted, and once these are ready installation will start. Because the entire display has already been mocked up, it should be relatively easy to transfer the positions of the mounts to the real case.

The current appearance of the case