Opening and Closing the Sabatini Gallery Topeka Competition 33

Topeka Competition 33 opening and closing procedures

Opening:

When opening the doors, turn the door handle all the way to the left before opening the door. The locking mechanism scratches the tiles if you don’t. Please lock the door so it will lock behind you if you need to leave suddenly.

Gallery lights are in the gallery workroom, on the back wall breaker box. Turn on all breakers. (This is the breaker box on the left, behind the large worktable.) The key to the workroom is in the filing cabinet on the right of the service desk.

There are several artworks with lights for this exhibit

  • Jewel Box: turn on the lamps with the lamp switches on the left and right of the sofa. Left lamp: small button at the top of the center base. Right lamp: small key under the shade – turn to the right.
  • Turn on the power bar switch behind the fake fireplace.
  • Turn on the lamp on the table between the two red chairs.
  • Back of gallery: turn on the power bar between the two sculptures in the far back left corner. Both pieces will glow blue.

Do a walkthrough every hour, check for any artworks that aren’t displayed correctly, any damage, and any labels that have come off the walls. Alert the gallery staff and Security of any damages. Alert gallery staff of any labels that need re-installed  (gallery@tscpl.org). There are lots of tempting artworks – most are marked with a “do not touch” label. We need you to walk around the gallery with customers for this exhibit.

The Jewel Box installation is interactive, so people can handle the books and sit on the furniture. People shouldn’t move anything else in this space.

On Desk:

  • Please walk back with people, both children and adults. Most of the art in this exhibit is not to be touched. Some is extremely fragile.

The Jewel Box installation is interactive, BUT:

  • Please introduce customers to the Jewel Box and how to properly handle the art.
  • People should line up the photos to the pages, not try to put the photos into the photo corners. This can damage the photos.
  • People should pull out the books that stick out, but not the ones that are pushed back. The further back ones are packed tightly. The artist is seeing some damage to some of the spines.
  • People can sit on the furniture, but they should not handle the other objects on the mantle or table.

Thank you for your extra care in this exhibit.

Closing:

Turn off artworks:

  • Jewel Box: turn off the lamps with the lamp switches on the left and right of the sofa.
  • Turn off the power bar switch behind the fake fireplace.
  • Turn off the lamp on the table between the two red chairs.
  • Back of gallery: turn off the power bar between the two sculptures in the far back left corner. Both pieces will go dark.

Do a walkthrough every hour, and at the end of the day. Check for any artworks that aren’t displayed correctly, any damage, and any labels that have come off the walls. Alert the gallery staff and Security of any damages. Alert gallery staff of any labels that need re-installed  (gallery@tscpl.org).

Turn off gallery lights: all of the breakers should be set to the “off” position in the breaker box on the left, behind the large table. The key to the workroom is in the filing cabinet on the right of the service desk.

Make sure the doors lock behind you when leaving.

Sherry Best’s cell is 913-406-7469, please call or text if you have urgent questions.

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  1. Sherry Best on said:

    On Desk:

    Please walk back with people, both children and adults. Most of the art in this exhibit is not to be touched. Some is extremely fragile.

    The Jewel Box installation is interactive, BUT:

    -Please introduce customers to the Jewel Box and how to properly handle the art.
    -People should line up the photos to the pages, not try to put the photos into the photo corners. This can damage the photos.
    -People should pull out the books that stick out, but not the ones that are pushed back. The further back ones are packed tightly. The artist is seeing some damage to some of the spines.
    -People can sit on the furniture, but they should not handle the other objects on the mantle or table.

    Thank you for your extra care in this exhibit.