If you have attended a Gallery tour at the AGH, you have likely heard that we house over 10,500 works in our permanent collection – a number which often surprises our visitors and immediately begs the question: where do we keep them all?
Many AGH regulars may know the answer – in the vaults! Our vaults store the majority of the works in our collection, minus any works on tour or on display in The Collection. With so much important art in our care, the vaults often require maintenance and reorganization themselves – a process that we were able to undertake during our temporary closure!
AGH Preparator Paula Esteves-Mauro spent the majority of our closure streamlining the vaults and reorganizing the many works in our care. A major component of this reorganization involved the shelving and casing for our works on paper. Enjoy the video below to hear all about this process!
Want to see even more behind the scenes? Check out the images below for some before and after shots!
To enjoy even more behind the scenes of the AGH, check out our “AGH Abroad” series, featuring this article exploring the process of bringing work to the Kunsthalle München, and Paula’s article detailing a trip carrying Michael Snow’s Redifice to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.