HEALTH AND SAFETY
The Raphael Court, Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The Raphael Court is home to The Raphael Cartoons, a set of seven full-scale tapestries painted by Raphael (1483-1520). They are considered one of the greatest treasures of the Renaissance and have been on loan to the V&A from Her Majesty The Queen since 1865.
We were tasked with installing fourty-two acoustic panels in this magnificent room. Despite not looking too large in the below images, the curved acoustic panels are, in fact, 1.2 metres wide and over 5 metres long.
The panels are hung from a custom "j-bar" system (right), 2.5mm folded steel "j-bars" are suspended from METSEC sections spanning between existing steel within the structure. Each panel weighs roughly 80 kilos, they are hooked on in three places and locked in position with supplementary mechanical fixings.