04 September, 2009

The making of an exhibition: part two

So earlier this week you saw a little of the work that's going into creating the graphics for our upcoming exhibition, Drawings That Move: The Art Of Joanna Quinn. Today, I've got some photos from the grand unboxing and unpacking procedure -- where the actual objects we'll be using in the gallery are ceremonially lifted from the boxes they arrived in.

Actually, I'm cheating a bit.

First, because as I write, the objects are still actually tucked away in their packaging. The pictures here are from a cursory initial check, prior to the actual full-on unboxing taking place later this month.

Second, because finding out what's in the boxes isn't that surprising -- after all, it was Museum staff (specifically Curator Of Cinematography Michael Harvey and Content Developer Dan Jackson) who travelled to Joanna's house in August to choose the objects and parcel them all up.

But we still got excited cutting open the boxes and unravelling the bubble wrap all the same.

Exhibition Organiser Martyn Lenton and one of Joanna's sketchbooks. We'll be exhibiting several of these in October, and scanning some of the pages for you to browse on the website.

Original sketches from Joanna's 1993 film, Britannia, a BAFTA-nominated satire of the British Empire.

Exhibitions Organiser Lucy Davison performs The Unwrapping Of The BAFTA. Joanna won this award for her short film The Wife Of Bath.

An actual real-life Emmy Award. The woman's wings represent art; the atom she's holding represents science; and it's a very heavy award (but not quite as heavy as the BAFTA, Lucy tells me). This is one of two Emmys that Joanna won for The Wife Of Bath.


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