Wednesday, September 21, 2011

A crate exhibition

An entertaining post on the Christchurch Art Gallery blog today as Justin Paton makes a few wry comments on the put-as-much-stuff-on-the-walls-as-will-fit style of display that art museums like to call Open Hang. 

With a teetering apartment block about to be demolished at the rear of the gallery staff have been forced to shift the entire collection away from the danger zone. The result as Paton says is “the most ambitious 're-hang' to be conducted since staff moved the more than 6,000 items in the collection from the old McDougall to the new Christchurch Art Gallery back in the early 2000s.”
Image via Christchurch Art Gallery