Displaying Aboriginal Artwork? Talk to Spirit Works about showing your culturally sensitive items or antiquities. Over the years we have developed a variety of techniques aimed at not only providing our clients with the most beautiful units to complement their pieces but also units specifically designed for the protection of irreplaceable items.
There are a considerable number of variables that must be addressed when displaying or storing artwork and antiquities. These variables may include: U.V. protection, humidity and/or temperature control, security glass, specialized support mechanisms, and so on. At Spirit Works we’ve had much experience in this discrete area. Based on this knowledge we are able to provide our clients with the best solutions for any given situation.
Spirit Works takes great pride in our ability to work collaboratively with our customers to tailor a solution for any given problem. Here Vancouver Community College needed a custom display cabinet to house a unique and valuable weaving. The unit had to sit off the floor and there was concern over the affect standard display lighting would have on the weaving. We designed the Cabinet with a French Cleating System to securely hang off the wall. Furthermore we worked with our light experts and decided to use speciality LED display lights to protect the tapestry. These lights not only throw off virtually no heat but are also extremely energy efficient, and also create a beautifully lit display.
The Tsawwassen Treaty is known historically as the first treaty negotiated under the British Columbia Treaty Commission Process. It is the culmination of decades of work and is lauded as a way forward in First Nation/Canadian relations. When looking for an appropriate way of housing this irreplaceable document the job was given to Spirit Works. It was agreed that a bentwood box would be the best choice. As a matter of tradition we would keep our most precious possessions in these. Furthermore the Cedar acts as a repellent for pests that might consider paper to be a delicacy, which is why chests are commonly lined with Cedar. We further added protective glass so the document could be placed on display.