Musée de l'Orangerie

How to display artwork safely and impressively?

Musée de l'Orangerie



Project Briefing and Building Overview: This Museum is a unique cultural focal point dedicated to exploring diverse forms and inspirations of art. Nestled in a picturesque setting, it provides a space for mutual inspiration for both artists and viewers. The museum's mission is to stimulate creativity, promote an understanding of art, and foster cultural dialogue. Its goal is to infuse life with more meaning through exhibitions, education, and community collaboration. The museum's permanent collection and regularly held temporary exhibitions gather outstanding artworks from different cultures and eras. From traditional paintings to contemporary creations, each exhibition is a captivating visual journey. The museum is committed to providing rich educational resources, including workshops, guided tours, and lectures, aimed at deepening the audience's understanding of art. Exploration and discussion of art are encouraged. With close ties to the community through collaborative projects, artist residencies, and community activities, the museum is a vibrant cultural hub. Whether you're an art enthusiast, student, family, or a tourist, the museum welcomes your visit. Join us to explore the endless charm of art, experience the essence of culture, and connect with the world of creativity.

In museums, galleries, and art spaces, safely and impressively displaying artworks is an art in itself. One critical aspect of this process is the mounting and hanging system. These seemingly simple elements are essential for both protecting and presenting artworks effectively.The following DG Display Showcase will introduce you to how to display artwork safely and impressively.

1. The Role of Mounting

Mounting refers to securing artworks to stands or display platforms to ensure their stability and safety. This task demands fine craftsmanship and a high degree of expertise because improper mounting can result in damage or severe harm to the artwork.

Preventing Collapse and Damage: The primary objective of mounting artworks is to prevent them from collapsing or sustaining damage. Considerations include the artwork's weight, material, and dimensions, and appropriate stands or mounting methods should be chosen accordingly.

Minimizing Movement and Vibration: Artworks can experience slight vibrations and movement during exhibitions. Proper mounting can significantly reduce the impact of these unstable factors on the artwork.

Attention to Detail and Aesthetics: Artwork mounting is not just about protection but also about ensuring a pleasing visual experience for the audience. The design of mounts should aim to minimize visual distractions and allow viewers to focus on the artwork itself.

2. Hanging Artworks

Hanging artworks is a crucial method for displaying two-dimensional pieces such as paintings and photographs. Proper hanging ensures not only the artwork's protection but also an optimal viewing experience.

Positioning and Height: The height and positioning of two-dimensional artworks should be determined based on the viewers' line of sight. Typically, the central point aligns with the viewer's eye level.

Hooks and Fixtures: The use of appropriate hooks and fixtures is crucial to securely hang paintings or photographs. These fixtures should correspond to the artwork's dimensions and weight.

Lighting and Sunlight Avoidance: When hanging artwork, consideration should be given to the impact of lighting. Avoid direct sunlight exposure to the artwork while providing suitable lighting to accentuate the artwork's details.

3. Special Materials and Protective Measures

For special artworks like paintings, vintage paper materials, and fragile media, additional protective measures might be necessary. These measures can include the use of UV-protective glass, acid-free mats, and meticulous hanging systems.

Mounting and hanging artworks require precision and a complex skill set. Only through the correct mounting and hanging can artworks be displayed securely and provide an enjoyable viewing experience for the audience. The presentation of artwork is not just a technical matter; it's an art in itself. If you want to explore more about the art of display, feel free to learn more about DG Display Showcase! More information coming soon. Stay tuned for further details...

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