“Africa: Art Of A Continent”
Royal Academy Of Arts
The largest exhibition of African art ever mounted in the UK was displayed in the fourteen main galleries of the Royal Academy. The objects came from varied sources - museums, galleries and private owners worldwide. Their condition ranged from excellent to poor, so many of them required environmentally controlled conditions. Due to the character of the galleries, with their historic features and the scale of the spaces, some objects were displayed in glass cabinets that opened from the back, some in glass display units four metres high. Humidifiers were installed where appropriate. The intention was to show the objects with the impression of total transparency as well as displaying them in the context of the original building fabric.