Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Our New Display Case

Introducing the latest addition to our collection, a display case designed to house travelling exhibitions featuring the Launceston Mechanics' Institute collection and the activities of FOLMI.

Our commission was beautifully executed by Tony Mitchell of TJM Woodturning and Joinery who cleverly married a secure perspex display case with an old cedar table frame to produce this very attractive and easily moved unit.

We are most grateful to Arts Tasmania, and particularly the Lynne Stacpoole Caring for Your Collection program, for their financial support.

Watch out for our display at Launceston LINC in 2016.

Prior to 1891 the Launceston Mechanics' Institute also maintained a museum collection. The illustration below, a detail from a drawing by William Charpentier held in the QVMAG collection, shows one of the Institute's original display cases. It would be fascinating to discover the identity of the figure seen squatting in front of the exhibit.