Packing the Quilt for Te Papa - NZ AIDS Memorial Quilt

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[00:00:00] This program is brought to you by pride in zero.com. [00:00:05] So these are we especially bought these suitcases to fit across, he [00:00:11] had so [00:00:14] many things on top of Kansas, come back [00:00:19] just a little bit, unlike Michaels neither really the method he's used for years, which is traveling at a suitcase, which we were kind of shocked by when we first meet him. But actually, he's very sensible, it's the only way to do it. [00:00:29] So you have a suitcase for each block [00:00:31] is because we thought that would be the most comfortable and we wouldn't have to overload them. And these can actually go into the hold of the plane, they'll be safe, because it's Philly thing and being kicked out as well as a bit more flexibility and then as an object, they're not going to crack or get damaged. [00:00:48] So we have you already transported the other 14 blocks. [00:00:53] So Sarah organized all that framing, so she can tell you a bit about that. But there will secondly Wellington now, [00:00:59] so at the forefront of everything will be gifted. [00:01:06] What we read and storage, it's called Titanic. It's the same material that people use and crime scenes. It's all just because it is he can breathe through it, but its water repellent. So it's perfect for textiles. [00:01:23] Everything's [00:01:25] footsore, direct and will be acid free to protect [00:01:28] them in the temperature and humidity controlled room. [00:01:33] Number The more loosely stored and they are now at the moment quite tightly put into sex will relax them unfold mothers and put them on to fix shelving, deep shelving. So don't be totally unfolded. But the more the next to them left and they are now [00:01:51] we're going to have meetings to discuss it with the conservators, it's another because each one's individual, some have applied work like plastic masks or ribbons. If it's just a straight up 2d quote, we can roll it but the ones that have 3d components we all have to think of we haven't come up with the idea yet but we're going to get together with the consumers to wake up [00:02:13] now Michael was saying that once they get to pop up no human hands will touch these are Keenan you're wearing glasses. Is that correct that the we never a human hand on these again. [00:02:27] The collection scientific team it to paper would like that. We we gloves to the oils on your fingers can get get onto it [00:02:34] and a road the textile [00:02:38] is one of the roles to take styles are really easily degraded. [00:02:42] But it's a little bit different sometimes battles his living collections and a family come here. It's different situations. So taking case by case. [00:02:53] So will this collection be seen as a living collection? [00:02:58] I think so. [00:03:00] Let's do for the families to that it's accessible. [00:03:05] And I mean, it really is you just need to ring up mike mike an appointment and come in and say what you want you want to get them out there happens all the time. So [00:03:15] it's kind of our role as the [00:03:17] exes. Yeah. [00:03:20] I'm what I'm going to do is just until leave it with some free tissue. And then keep rolling and the tie vehicle go around the outside. And we'll tie it together with cotton tape [00:03:31] and input plastic on the outside of the [00:03:33] suitcase. And as soon as I get to the top of the going into quarantine, and then we will enroll them pretty much tonight so that they [00:03:44] don't prison. [00:03:51] Yeah. [00:03:55] So when you say quarantine what what does that mean? [00:03:58] Anything that's bored. That's external bought into proper goes through a quarantine room. First, it's checked for bugs, any pollutants that will come in and contaminate the rest of the collection. So we have preventative conservators or preventative conservator and his assistant and now she could on Monday [00:04:15] possibly fumigate, then we're just taking them to [00:04:17] storage, [00:04:19] the heavens to everything that comes in. [00:04:27] I'm not quite sure how [00:04:30] this evening is enough. [00:04:32] And this is this is the small one. [00:04:35] The others that are already there are much bigger, these are the smallest. We asked for that. So it would be easier to transport them. And this doesn't have any of the 3d applied items that I was talking about. [00:04:57] This is going to be viewed as a living fiction, isn't it? Sure. And that infliction [00:05:02] isn't it's accessible by family, you people, friends, family partners, with researchers, anybody with a genuine interest in their coats will be allowed to make an appointment and come and see them. And that's actually fairly straightforward. All you have to do is email or phone give us a couple days warning, it's actually the easiest way to access them. And in any form of requests, we just need to take time and think things through about what the best thing is to do, will be on a case by case basis. [00:05:35] Because they're so large, they could take a little bit more time. And then we normally would taking something out to see if they're going to be rolled. [00:05:44] Do you think they will leave a leave the to pop a building? [00:05:48] I think what normally happens is that when people ask to borrow things for the slaves, and then we consider their place is taken off. So we look at security and environment just to see what not they can actually provide the right security and clean and safe environment. And then we help them we know we get the quote to them and help them with the display. [00:06:18] That might be the same as it has been in the past. We went yet, for example, we probably wouldn't leave them for a place with no security. [00:06:32] or [00:06:33] at risk of maybe having lots of people running around with food or we're trying to leave. [00:06:38] Usually it's other institutions. But we ask that they have the right temperature and humidity and [00:06:42] lighting that we have. [00:06:46] So sometimes it's only accessible via equipment, [00:06:48] it's easier. But we do live things out all the time. [00:06:53] Because those are the aim now. But it's on the top of collections to basically be permanent forever. [00:06:58] The idea is to save it for posterity. So until the end of time, basically. But thing is some of the materials that have been used and the quotes at deterioration like the latex rubber, the glue the plastic, they will die, they will crumble, so parts of the coach will self destruct, and there's nothing you can do about it. No matter how great your new famous [00:07:23] exceeds, I'd say most of the coach is from the quality TechStars that will last hundreds of years. Now their insights environment will only lead them out to other safe environments. So that much will be much less risk from [00:07:39] now on. That's the idea of bringing them in, you just hit is to reduce risk. And also to honor their significance. [00:07:46] The rubber [00:07:46] and plastic [00:07:48] degrades fast, especially rubber and certain textiles like silk. So there will be parts that will grow faster than others, but we have consumed as if it will be checking this as well. But hope them in a plane is for it to last and last permanently. [00:08:04] So people say say somebody comes up says oh, we must have a quote we must have at this weekend and we want to put a NASCAR Hall, we might have to say no, because it just might not sound safe enough to give us enough time to put in safety missions like barriers, or somebody says in six months time, you will have to stay at my local museum and kind of do this to keep it safe. You know that sort of thing that might be a really good display option. [00:08:36] Just going to go for it. [00:08:39] Which is to not to fold as many times as this has been but it's the only way to get it down here. And then we'll unroll it when we take entertain. [00:08:51] just wrapping it like a present now. [00:09:00] Going now conservation team, we have an off site building as well at the top of Tori straight, it's going to be a cease by them when they come out of quarantine. And then we're getting together we've got the best way of going. [00:09:21] How often do you find in your work when the objects become more than objects? Is that a real thing or quite a common thing for you guys? [00:09:29] Well, for all of us, it's we got into music because it's a patient but curators look at it in terms of its significance straight away with a suitable for the collection or not. Consumers have to look at them as objects. But it's impossible to not see its context. You can just concentrate on this as a piece of cotton. But [00:09:48] you can't do that when you've been to the ceremony. [00:09:50] And I don't think we'd be very good. museum provisionals if we just saw them as an object. And when you providing access, you see the families, you see the response? [00:10:02] Well, that's the part that I like the most is they exist. For me. [00:10:06] There's something amazing about the touch, feel and smell of objects, which is a very, I always think it's a privilege. So sometimes a lot of my works electronic, I might just see photos over the internet. And you know, like I get over the phone production integration touch will see it or smell it up, that smell is something that I should really talk about. But things do [00:10:28] need to hit all five senses [00:10:29] the real thing and people see them online and they want to come in and see the real thing in their responses. You know, amazing to watch as well. Especially if it's the families seeing the great grandmother's wedding dress, that kind of thing. is no comparison to seeing it in person. [00:10:44] I think [00:10:47] we're nearly done. So, [00:10:50] Michael, how does it feel seeing these ready to go to let take chilly relief? [00:10:59] Because, [00:11:01] you know, well, it's been a privilege and a joy to be involved for so long. Sadly as periods committee members have retired or moved away, a lot of it has been left to me. And [00:11:17] now but they're going and they're going to be Kip preciously. I'll be really great. Still things to do. Still a website to keep going and developing but with the courts himself, Don Appleby Yeah, so much easier to do what has to be done. [00:11:40] reality has to that [00:11:43] has been virtually no negativity whatsoever about the quotes county any Christian people have seen us or will we still have any access to them? Well, I can say the last five years I've ever been asked want to say anything apart from they use for ceremonies. No one's ever asked to do anything so I can hardly complain that I won't be seen anymore. It's not the idea. Anyway, the main monster close the church so the sooner we can close the church. [00:12:17] I'm thrilled to have been part of it.

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