Tracy Murdock Allied ASID
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Displaying art collections contemporary living room
 

Displaying art collections

The display wall was built out to create niches where specially down-lit mahogany shelving was installed for the client’s collection of antique Chinese import. Flanking the shelves are the client’s antique Chinese scrolls that we mounted in acrylic boxes with art lights.
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rszabo wrote:
Scroll frames - I have two very long (~6 feet) Japanese scrolls and I have not been able to figure out how to hang them & remain protected. I looked at having them both framed, but I was quoted over $2,000 for each. How/where did you get your scrolls framed with the box acryllic frames? They look great!! Thanks.
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judyjoe wrote:
Describe this lighting process - What kind of lights are used and is each shelf wired?
   Comment   March 18, 2012

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10. Chinese antiques. When you've got a museum-quality collection, like this selection of Chinese antiques, it's important to think like a museum curator. Each piece has appropriate lighting and enough space that it a) will be safe and b) can be appreciated on its own or as a part of the whole.
This client's extensive collection of Chinese porcelain required a design solution that incorporated display shelves and lighting. While the overall arrangement is not strictly symmetrical, note the way the plates at the top add a sense of balance. More: DIY: The Secret to Hanging a Plate Collection Collecting without Cluttering Keep Your Collectibles Without Losing Your Sanity
Becky Harris added this to Expert Lighting Design Secrets
"Please remember you do not want flashy lighting for your art; the more your art lighting blends into the environment of your home, the better. We are lighting the art, not arting the light," Thompson says.

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