Posts tagged with Williams FW14B

Little observations

  • The Cooper T51 cornering nicely.© Te Papa, 2009.
  • Unloading the Lotus 16. © Te Papa, 2009.
  • The Williams wideboy.© Te Papa, 2009.
  • The BRM P160. © Te Papa, 2009.

I was very fortunate to assist with the install of some of the Formula One cars – some little facts occured to me as we moving them into place: The BRM P160 was the heaviest beastie: The Williams FW14B was the widest – very thoughtful moments as to which path to take it from the… Read more »

Getting the Williams from groundfloor to the fourth

  • Putting the nosecone back onto the Williams FW14B. © Te Papa, 2009.
  • The Williams on its final resting place in the Visa Platinum Gallery. © Te Papa, 2009.
  • Wheeling sedately past the Britten bike. © Te Papa, 2009.
  • Backing the Williams into the gallery. © Te Papa, 2009.

When making exhibitions here at Te Papa, teams have to install a wide variety of objects. You, the visitor, generally only get to see the polished final product – everything all beautifully laid out, ready for viewing. Have you ever wondered how we get the big stuff in? All I can say is – thank… Read more »