The conservation and exhibition spaces are shaping up and almost finished. The Library’s conservation staff had a great deal of input into the architects’ designs and our collaborative vision is becoming a reality! Here are few photos from our visit on 4-8-2015, courtesy of Roberta Pilette, Director of the Preservation Department.
It looks amazing even if not quite finished!
Two of the vertical storage units for exhibition frames are in place in the room dedicated to exhibition production. The custom-designed central island with storage for boards seen in the center will provide a much needed surface for exhibit layouts and mount making. The workstations for more office like tasks are along the wall with the windows.
The fume hood has been installed for staff to use for mixing solutions and working with solvents. We are still waiting on the washing sink, but were told that it will be one of the last pieces installed in the new lab.