Nobel at international touring exhibition
MTAB was the supplier of packing technology and transport services for the Nobel Museum’s international touring exhibition entitled “Alfred Nobel: Networks of Innovation”.
The exhibition was compiled, constructed and dismantled into crates at a temporary exhibition hangar in Tumba, outside Stockholm. It took six or seven weeks to complete. MTAB worked in parallel, measuring up and completing the crates in which the screens were to be stored.
The Nobel Museum kept the number of heavy artefacts to a minimum and used four 20-foot containers to ship the entire exhibition. The museum artefacts were flown between exhibition locations.
– It was only when the exhibition had been fully assembled that we were able to measure up the crates for construction of the actual exhibition, in.e. the aluminium tubing, fabrics and the rest of the installation, says Mattias Amundin, packing master at MTAB. Then we had just over a week in which to build the crates. There were around 80 crates across the five different pavilions. The containers were then stowed by our expert, Dennis Bergqvist.
After a trip by road to Gothenburg, the containers were shipped to Dubai by boat, and when they arrived they were met by a team of ten people from the Nobel Museum and MTAB’s partner Transpond. The exhibition is based on artistic interpretations and includes video works, animations and artefacts from the Nobel Museum’s collections. There are a total of five pavilions, with themes such as networking, St Petersburg, innovations, Paris and the Testament.