Pacific Exchange install
I stopped by the Smithsonian National Postal Museum to check in on the installation of Pacific Exchange. I’m excited for the exhibit—my Gallagher & Associates swan song—to open next week, on March 6!
While I was onsite, EPI Colorspace was there installing the large-format graphics. I’m very satisfied with the quality. Below, one of the EPI guys installs the hanging hardware for a set of three banners that introduce the exhibit. To the right is a fourth banner with the exhibit title.
Above: After the banners were unfurled they were checked and checked again to ensure that they hung plumb. (Success!) The major graphics for this exhibit were in both English and simplified Chinese. Below: The windows to the right of the banners belong to the educational loft; we had some spectators!
Below: A detail of the weight at the banner’s bottom.
Above: Within the exhibit’s main room there is another dramatic introductory moment, this time produced in fabric stretched over a wooden frame and hung with heavy-duty D rings. There were happily no problems with measurements and everything went up easy peasy—I had my fingers crossed because there are odd cabinets with door knobs and molding behind the graphic. EPI said I must be lucky. :) Below: Graphics wait to be installed within the window openings between the gallery and the lobby.
Above: Work zone!—and three of the completed artifact cases. Below: Installed artifacts. More photos to come when everything is complete!