As we move closer to Saturday 14th June I thought it would be nice to share a sneak preview of one of our displays.
As you will have read in the previous posts, a lot of time and careful planning goes into our displayed collection. Something we have plenty of at the museum are cable samples. From the earliest prototypes made of copper and gutta percha to the modern fibre optic cables, we have got cables coming out of our ears.
With plenty of cable samples to choose from we have been preparing a display cabinet in the north tunnel.
The first stage is to prepare the display case, dusting and cleaning the glass and putting up glass shelves.
Then we identify and locate the cables we want to display depending on the size of the case.
We produce condition reports for each item, commenting on the condition and composite materials of each object.
Then we carefully transport the items to their new location, noting the change of location on the movement forms.
The creative part is arranging the cables to look their best and creating a display that looks interesting and dynamic.
Finally the display is checked over and the supporting information text is added. Then it’s onto the next case…