Installation and Handling of Art & Artifacts
Instructor: Walter Wilson
Regular Registration: $1,100
This workshop will introduce the principles of art and artifact installation. Topics covered include hardware and tools; museum and gallery installation standards; case and vitrine installation; commercial and residential installations; ceiling, masonry and heavy installations; and job site etiquette. Daily hands on practice will introduce a variety of installation techniques and scenarios.Participants are encouraged to bring examples of installation problems for discussion and analysis
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Walter Wilson is a Design and Installation Specialist at the Krannert Art Museum of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. He has over twenty years’ experience installing art and artifacts in public institutions and private collections in Chicago and throughout the Midwest. He enjoys every phase of the installation process from the initial discussions and sketches to material, safety and design issues. Walter began his career as an installer with Terry Dowd, Inc. while still an art student. He went on to positions as Operations Manager at The Icon Group and Production Manager at the Chicago Botanic Garden before joining the Krannert Art Museum in 2007.Walter has taught at the Riverside Arts Center in Riverside, Illinois and worked in Chicago Public Schools as a visiting artist with the Chicago Neighborhood Artists Program. He received his BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, specializing in sculpture, foundry and drawing. He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.