We transported and installed spectacular iconic paintings by renowned artists, including: William Hodges, William Hogarth, Stephen Bone, Sir Peter Lely, Hans Holbein, Thomas Hudson and James Clark Hook. Some of the largest paintings in the collection, over two metres in length, were installed in the Bridge rooms on the 1st floor – a later architectural addition to the building.
The physical task of lifting each painting manually or mechanically was challenging, with some highly decorative and fragile frames being difficult to manoeuvre. The double and triple hanging of paintings proved to be the most demanding part of the installation.
Our team overcame many obstacles within the Queen’s House that are inherent to the architecture of the building. The protection of the structure was a specific concern, and with guidance by Historic England on how to proceed, we completed the installation with great success.
This project was an immense achievement for both our technicians and the RMG team, who worked together tirelessly to ensure work was completed on time for the official opening.
Find out more on the Queen’s House refurbishment, here.