Hanging the cartoons

Hanging the cartoons

The cartoons are now hung directly onto the walls of the gallery rather than in false walls as previously. A new system was devised that allowed the cartoons, on their stretchers, to be secured into position independently of the frames. Because of their size and weight the separate hanging of cartoon and frame was a safer option both for the cartoon and for the people handling them. This process involved large amounts of equipment and many people. A laser light was used to help line up the cartoon before the frame was positioned. Data loggers placed inside two of the frames monitor any changes in environmental conditions.