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Thursday, 17 January 2019

Fabulous signage for Gifted! exhibition

I'm sure we've all admired the signage applied to walls giving information about the exhibition on show. It makes a well hung exhibition look fabulous, and that's true of the present 'Gifted!' exhibition. I imagined curator, Sophie Cummings, on a ladder trying hard to not get wrinkles in the signage as she applied it to the wall. But no, it is a really professional job, and is best carried out by experts. I was fortunate on Tuesday that my visit coincided with the signs being stuck to the wall in what appeared to be a multi stage process. I didn't like to follow them too closely in case anything went wrong, so discretely took a few photos:
 The first stage involved measuring where the title of the exhibition should go, and asking the other person doing this whether it looked right
 Having decided on the position, some covering paper had to be removed
 and here it is almost off
 and then completely off, and the letters then had to be rollered onto the wall to make sure they were sticking properly.
 Only after the job was done did I ask if it ever went wrong, and yes it does sometimes and the signs have to be made again.

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