The proper way to hang a painting

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There’s only a week left before A Collector’s Eye: Cranach to Pissarro opens to the public on Friday 18 February 2011, and the installation is well under way. Yesterday I popped over to the Walker Art Gallery to see how the installation was going.

Now, a couple of weeks ago I was putting up a framed painting in my room. It was quite a complicated affair, and involved lots of shouting and taking ‘time out’ to compose myself.  I thought that if this was the level of commotion one painting can cause, I’d witness something similar at the Walker.

However as soon as I got there I was struck by how serene everyone seemed. People were quietly getting on with the task in hand, and the exhibition was really taking shape.

Not all of the paintings had been hung at this stage but it hasn’t stopped me getting really excited for next week. I can’t wait to see it once it’s up and ready for the public to see.

Team of people unwrap a large painting

The Handling Team unwrap Doré's 'Scottish Landscape' ready for the exhibition.