Sunday at EMMA was a superb educational day of asking questions:
Q: Why is no flash photography allowed in the gallery?
Sami the set production manager, specalist in conservation on art.
A: It has to do with Lux the maximum for paper is 50 and 200 for others, we say no flash photography for all instead of individually. All excess light is dangerous and degrading and we position paper works away from the windows. Some are on loan from three months up to two years, some museums wont loan out for more than three months for this reason.
Q: What are these orange things Robin (pictured)?
Robin the artist who works at various museums.
A: They are for transporting paintings, the transportation of crates.
My first job today was to clear and clean the cinema room. I used a vacuum cleaner that would put henry to shame! Next was helping with the projector. Changing the aspect ratio from cinematic to 4:3, next was asking questions and painting. In between waiting for paint to dry to coat a second layer, I was helping Teppo the architect who designed the set. We were erecting frames which I helped build earlier in the week, for the Meret Openhein exhibition opening Tuesday. All in all, a very busy day where I was glad to lend a hand and get educated along the way.
Art & Animation 2017/18
Map of Helsinki