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The unsung heroes of the AGO

August 1st, 2017

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Anyone who has been to the AGO since we began Look:Forward  (a major reinstallation of the AGO Collection meant to showcase more of the AGO’s works, including some that have not been shown since the Gallery acquired them) has noticed all the busy hands working in cordoned-off areas. Those are the members of the AGO’s installation teams, and they are superstars.

Sometimes completely out of sight, sometimes behind thin veils of plastic and sometimes operating in full view of onlookers, the conservators, curators and installers who make Look:Forward possible are in full force during Gallery hours (and closed hours too). They’re the ones making sure AGO Members and visitors are getting the best art experience possible—and it’s no easy feat.

Don’t take our word for it; watch these time-lapse videos taken during the reinstallation of three major spaces in the AGO: the E.R. Wood Gallery (featuring European art), the Joey & Toby Tanenbaum Sculpture Atrium (featuring the stunning Rodin sculptures) and the Richard Barry Fudger Memorial Gallery (featuring 19th century European artwork).



Impressive, right? Check in at the AGO throughout the year and into 2018 to see the ongoing stages of Look:Forward! AGO Members can come as often as they like for free—it’s worth checking out all the benefits of membership.

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