The Barbican hosted a successful SEFM meeting on Monday 14th December. We started off with networking and refreshments then moved on to welcoming the attendees.
Barbican and Sustainability
Exhibition Organiser, Ulrika Danielsson (see photo below), talked us through the Barbican and their general approach to sustainability.
Sustainable Touring Exhibitions & Removing Haze from Showcase Glass
Next, Clive McCready, General Manager at TESS Demountable, looked at sustainable showcases. He then showed us the products that their company have formulated to remove hazing from shocase glass (see photo below). You can find Clive's powerpoint here.
Hilary Jennings, Independent Consultant, Director of Happy Museum and Co- Founder of Case for Optimism then spoke to us about museums and the material world. Hilary used plasticine as part of ther demonstration, which attendees sculpted into shapes (see photo below). You can find out more on Hilary's blog post following the meeting.
Touring Exhibitions Group (TEG)
TEG Researcher, Charlotte Dew, talked us through their ‘Economics of Touring Exhibitions’ programme which be rolled out next year.
The World of Charles and Ray Eames
And finally, Exhibitions Manager at the Barbican and TEG Professional Development Consultant, Alice Lobb, gave a fascinating tour of the Barbican's exhibition, The World of Charles and Ray Eames.
Thank you to all the speakers and to everyone that attended. We will be announcing the details of the next meeting in the new year.