About the exhibition

Behind the scenes    

Designing the travelling exhibition

The travelling exhibition and the items making it up needed to be compact and durable. The panels had to be sturdy enough to withstand being packed away and re-assembled numerous times without being damaged. They also had to be relatively light-weight and easy to assemble, take down and pack for the next leg of the journey.

  Exhibition with panels arranged in a line behind the plinth and figurines
This exhibition was designed to be configured as a free standing display in the centre of a space or to be installed in a linear arrangement along a wall. Each of the nine expository panels has a strip of Velcro hooks on one edge and a strip of Velcro loops on the other. The display may utilise from 2 to 9 panels which can be configured in a myriad of combinations, including back-to-back, one continuous wall either left to right or right to left, or in units of three to suit the venue space available.   Exhibition with panels arranged on either side of the central plinth and figurines
The only objects in the exhibition were three 30cm high bronze figurines which provided a centrepiece for the panels. The bronzes were mounted on a sturdy wooden circular base which was then attached by means of wingnuts to a wooden plinth which raised the figurines to eye height. A perspex booklet holder was mounted on a side face of the plinth to hold copies of the exhibition booklet for visitors to take.   Exhibition with 3 groups of 3 panels arranged around the central plinth and figurines

Assembling and packing the exhibition

The whole exhibition packed into three foam lined aluminium flight crates for transport between venues. One crate held the nine expository panels separated by sheets of foam padding, the second contained the wooden plinth while the third held the bronze figurines on their wooden base.

A Velcro separater makes it easy to disassemble the panels.      The wooden plinth packs into one crate.

  The nine panels pack into one crate, separated by foam sheets.Two people are needed to safely move the figurines on their base in and out of the aluminium crate.

Size of the exhibition

The travelling exhibition includes 3 bronze statues on a plinth, 9 panels and a brochure holder.

If all panels are strung end to end, the exhibition would require a maximum floor area of approximately 6000 x 3000 mm with a height of 1800mm.

When shipped the exhibition has a total weight of 350kg. The exhibition will be transported in three crates on castors with the following dimensions:

Crate 1 - 2200mm long x 380mm wide x 1000mm high
Crate 2 - 680mm long x 680mm wide x 1360mm high
Crate 3 - 680mm long x 680mm wide x 580mm high

Along with the crates will be a very small carton of brochures that go with the exhibition.


Education activities


These freely downloadable Education activities (1.3 Mbyte pdf file) for use by school students visiting the exhibition in person or online, enhance the educational value of the exhibition visit.

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