There’s No Such Word as Impossible: Placing Art on Any Wall
Collection staff install works in historic buildings all over the world. This makes every hang a unique, and sometimes colourful, experience. In 2010, tasked with installing artworks throughout the Ambassador’s Residence in Moscow, our Technical Manager talks about some of the challenges this presented.
A compelling storyteller, Chris brings to life more fascinating tales about his role as Technical Manager than can be recounted here. But to share some of his poignant closing words: ‘It’s all about the human contact. To this day I remember Mohammed – one of the residence staff – from Cairo, who helped out with the installation. This was my first big international installation in 2002, and as continues to be demonstrated time and again, you’re relying on team-work, working with staff in situ, regardless of whether they have art handling experience or not’.
Edited by Dr Claire FitzGerald, Curator (Modern and Contemporary)