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The Art Gallery Of Ontario

November 14th, 2008

The case work to display the Thomson Collection of Ship Models is extraordinarily complex and unlike anything that has ever been done before. In order to achieve Gehry International’s challenging design, the team had to undertake many stages of materials sampling and engineering prototypes. The curved glass and case geometry pushed the latest computer-aided design technology to the absolute limits and involved over six different computer programs.

The amazing end result, six stunning stand-alone curved glass showcases, firmly demonstrates the value of rigorously testing design and production methods and the ability of the kubik-Maltbie / Click Netherfield team to turn vision into reality.

“So many experts thought this type of case-work construction simply couldn’t be done, but as visitors to the ship models gallery will clearly see, they forgot to tell our team that,” said Chaplin. “The gallery features some of the finest case work I have ever seen.”

The Thomson Collection of European Art

The Thomson Collection of European Art, on view for the first time at the AGO, will feature over 900 medieval, Renaissance and Baroque sacred and secular works of art, the highlight of which is the recently rediscovered 17th century masterpiece by Peter Paul Rubens, The Massacre of the Innocents.

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