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An art museum or art gallery is a building or space for the exhibition of art, usually visual art. Museums can be public or private, but what distinguishes a museum is the ownership of a collection. Paintings are the most commonly displayed art objects; however, sculpture, decorative arts, furniture, textiles, costume, drawings, pastels, watercolors, collages, prints, artists' books, photographs, and installation art are also regularly shown. Although primarily concerned with providing a space to show works of visual art, art galleries are sometimes used to host other artistic activities, such as performance art, music concerts, or poetry readings.

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A Day in the Life from Denver Art Museum Registrars – As Told by NPR

Hi Gang, This may be something that you encounter everyday or maybe it’s brand new to you. Eit...[Read More]

The British Museum Conserves Dürer’s Work, Patiently, Methodically

Hi Gang, Here’s a fascinating project from the British Museum, they conserved Dürer’s Tr...[Read More]

Have a ♥️, Don’t Touch the Art (!)

Locked eyes on this sign as it was hanging in the second floor galleries of the Last Bookstore in Lo...[Read More]

Go Behind the Scenes with Creative Director in an Interactive Installation Workshop

Hello MuseumTrade community. I thought this was an insightful interview. Many of us don’t get ...[Read More]

How to Handle Ruth Asawa’s Hanging Metal Works

  Ruth Asawa’s works are popular for a reason, they are ethereal and beautiful. They are ...[Read More]

Using Formable Plastic SUGRU to Enhance Museum Technician Tools

Hi Art Preparators, Art Handlers, Art Installers, Museum Technicians, etc… How do you sink and...[Read More]

The Beautiful Art of Lighting, The Renwick Gallery Transforms its Spaces

Lighting has a long history in museums and in the past 10 years it feels like its been on hyperdrive...[Read More]

The Story of How a de Kooning Painting Was Easily Stolen

A few tips can be found in this story, a few things you can do to prevent a similar occurrence at yo...[Read More]

A Cool Way to Fold a Box

Hi All, this one speaks loudest from it’s images. It’s fairly simple to make, does anyon...[Read More]

One Way to Improve a Security Hardware Tool

Hi All, Have you ever scraped the wall wheel taking a secured painting on or off the wall? Then you ...[Read More]

How to Make A Support Mount for a Bowl

Hi Gang, We can across this nice article (May 9, 2016) about making a support mount for a bowl that ...[Read More]

Hide A Cord Can be Busy or Ugly, Why Not Gaff the Crack

Hide a cord has it’s place in life and is an essential tool in the technicians toolbox, but it...[Read More]

Attention to Detail Makes Me Smile

  Photo by Internet Archive Book Images

Painting Tip (newer buildings)

  DO YOUR WALLS HAVE A SMALL REVEAL AT THE BOTTOM? HERE’S A PAINTING TIP FOR QUICK AND QUALITY ...[Read More]

The Head of a Bolt Could Make a Difference When Hanging on D-Rings

This is a short but sweet article on the little things one can do to make one’s life a little ...[Read More]

Tijana Cvetkovic Conserving Petrus van der Velden’s Marken Funeral Barge for Exhibition at Nga Toi Arts Te Papa

Here’s a short video published on Dec 12, 2013 depicting painting conservator Tijana Cvetkovic...[Read More]

The National Museum of Denmark Gives Insight into their Conservation Process with Nice Before and After Shots

Here’s a video published on May 6, 2013, this film offers insight into the conservators’...[Read More]

How to Make Paintable Wall Terminals for Stanchion Cord

Hi Everyone, Here’s a two-part series on stanchions. In this segment I’ll show you how w...[Read More]

Easy Museum Interactive Using Custom Plastic Puzzle

Hello MT Community, Here’s a very basic interactive for your museum: a plastic puzzle using a ...[Read More]

Rigging and Installing Richard Serra’s Delineator at MOMA

This story was covered by MOMA’s website, but I think Museum Trade is a great place to land al...[Read More]

Painting Walls without Streaks Using a Latex Extender Solution

We’ve had issues with streaking in out paint jobs.  It’s not always obvious, sometimes i...[Read More]

Moving Several Dollies of Blue Blankets by Yourself

In our profession, time is often of the essence. If one person can do the same job as two or three o...[Read More]

Painting a Large Field of Cases in a Tight Space

Hello Everyone, Have you ever had to paint just a massive field of peds or cases? Do it all the time...[Read More]

Testing AWS upload to S3 – AQ resize not working?

This is the copy for this fake post. This is a test, only eat of the emergency broadcast system, thi...[Read More]

One Way to Display an Exhibit Catalog without Bolting it Down

It’s always nice to display the exhibit catalog if it’s available. It helps further cont...[Read More]

Cy Twombly’s Very Large TREATISE ON THE VEIL Being Installed in Time-Lapse

The time-lapse format is always fun, but I think we can gain insight as well.  If you have an instal...[Read More]

Founding of Industrial Scale Fabrication of Art, Donald Lippincott was a True Pioneer

Large Scale: Lippincott Inc. by Jonathan Lippincott Before Lippincott, Inc. was founded in 1966, art...[Read More]

One Prototyping Form for an Art Museum Interactive and its Result

I thought I’d take a moment to share the tool we used to develop two interactives in our galle...[Read More]

Andy Goldsworth’s BURNT PATCH time-lapse installation at the San Jose Museum of Art

If you’re a fan of Andy Goldsworthy you will love this video.  Notice how the install crew has...[Read More]

How to Hang a Consistent Centerline with an Uneven Floor, Lasers of Course!

It doesn’t matter how new your building is, the floor will be uneven from one side of the room...[Read More]

DIY Tool When Dealing with OZ Clips in Tight Spaces

Hello Everyone, Have you ever had a painting where the space between the painting and its crate or t...[Read More]

How to Print Labels in the Field with No Wi-fi and Just an iPhone or iPad

These directions will let you wirelessly print four images to a page of Avery 5168 WITHOUT the use o...[Read More]

Roger Murray Discussing Helmet Mount – 2015 International Mountmakers Forum in London

This is a nice video regarding the difficulty and solutions involved in making a mount strong enough...[Read More]

Issues and Solutions for Peripheral Strip Lighting Inside a Case.

Hello Trade Community, Here’s part one of a two part series. We’ve been given a budget t...[Read More]

How Do You Do Not Touch? Here’s One Way of Making Labels and Signage to Help Visitors Understand

If you’ve seen it once, you’ve seen it a thousand times; Visitors molesting the objects ...[Read More]

How to Install Wall Mounted Shelves with a Semi-Hidden Metal Mount for Ceramic Pots

Insert copy here:           These “Design Resources” are a series of short articles inte...[Read More]

Make your own Digital Picasso Head

I came across this today and the concept could be applied to other artists physically in the gallery...[Read More]

Framing Hardware Production Line

Here’s a quick image set of us getting through dozens of frames that we had to refinish.  The ...[Read More]

Building a Faux Cabaret for the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Exhibition

Here’s a quick behind the scenes look at assembling a faux cabaret for the exhibition. Much of...[Read More]

Iceland and the Universal Museum

Iceland. By design, many of the hinderances that would keep one from making it all of the way to Ice...[Read More]

TEST POST – Visitor Signage at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Here are a couple of pictures I took at the museum to help those with young visitors understand the ...[Read More]

Gallery Interactive Game Encouraging Longer Looking and Use of Words

This is part of our Game On Series, a series of interactives throughout the museum spaces; this one ...[Read More]

Wrapping Ornate Frame for Short Distance Transport

We had to find a way to quickly wrap an old painting with its ornate frame for a 4 hour road trip. T...[Read More]

Installing Raw Canvas Painting Using Hook and Loop

As you can see from the pictures below, we were faced with a difficult installation.  This piece is ...[Read More]

Adaptable shipping box for 2D painting

I can’t find a manufacturer name on this box! Anyone have a source for boxes like this? In the...[Read More]

Simple Security Mount for 3D Art Object

Nothing groundbreaking to see here, but sometimes simplicity can be revelatory. We wanted to make th...[Read More]

Your Opinion: Do You prefer the Painted or Unpainted Baseboards on Pedestals and Cases

What do all of you think?  Originally we went with things painted all the same, through and through....[Read More]

Review: 4 in1 Spackle in a Tube

This was a very promising product. Was.   MMMOOOORORRREEE here… Put your comments below if you...[Read More]

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