Unpacking Shi Lu

There is something magical about the installation period for an exhibition. As Paul Alexander, the lead exhibition preparator for Shi Lu: A revolution in paint, says, it’s a lot like Christmas. Having spent hours poring over plans with thumbnail images, it’s exciting getting the works out, getting them ready, and getting them on the wall.

 

Collection manager, Andrea Hearfield, at work.

Collection manager, Andrea Hearfield, at work.

Ms. Zhang Yulan, from the National Museum of China, along with An Ran, our indispensable Te Papa host and, in this instance, translator, Paul Alexander, exhibition preparatory and Phillipa Durkin, paper conservator.

Ms. Zhang Yulan, from the National Museum of China, along with An Ran, our indispensable Te Papa host and, in this instance, translator, Paul Alexander, exhibition preparatory and Phillipa Durkin, paper conservator.

James Kirk, framer, and Ms. Zhang Yulan installing one of Shi Lu’s large scroll paintings.

James Kirk, framer, and Ms. Zhang Yulan installing one of Shi Lu’s large scroll paintings.

Time for a break? Sam Wallis, exhibition preparator, looks like she needs one…

Time for a break? Sam Wallis, exhibition preparator, looks like she needs one…

Installation teams respect the needs of art as well as their sanity. Morning tea, scones courtesy of Phillipa.

Installation teams respect the needs of art as well as their sanity. Morning tea, scones courtesy of Phillipa.

Measuring up…

Measuring up…

Getting there…come along from this Saturday, 22 March 2014, to see the end result…

Getting there…come along from this Saturday, 22 March 2014, to see the end result…

 

 

 

 

 

 

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