02 March, 2010

Frederick Evans Loan

Last month saw the dispatch of a loan from the Museum's collection to The Getty Museum in LA. The loan, composed of various photography works by Frederick Evans, was accompanied to LA by the Museum's curator of photography, Phillippa Wright. I joined Phillipa and mounting expert Tony Rey as they mounted and framed the photographs ready for and transport.

Tony's job is to measure, cut and fit mounts - surroundings for photograpghs. In the case of the Evans collection, this is of particular note; Evans himself was a pioneer in not only photography itself, but of the mounting and exhibition of photographs. Tony has been mounting since 1980 and started doing work for the Museum in 1991. In contrast to the decorative, multilayer mounting often used by Evans, Tony's mounting today is fairly minimal, securing the works for their long haul to The Getty.

The Evans images are currently on display at The Getty Museum, running from the 2nd February to the 6th June. More information is available on The Getty website. Once the works return from The Getty, they'll rejoin our extended collection of photographs by Frederick Evans for our upcoming exhibition.


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