Mtec News | Behind the Art with Art Tech Space

With our new Gallery Services facility up and running, we have grasped the opportunity presented by art handling and technical resource, Art Tech Space,  to host one of their events. On Wednesday 21st March at 6:30pm we’ll be opening the doors to our Enfield warehouse to host ‘Behind the Art with Mtec’. ‘Behind the Art’ gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the workings of an art warehouse and the opportunity to learn about the work Mtec carry out directly from our Director of Gallery Services, Paul Embleton.

Entry to the event is by ticket only and includes time for informal chat and questions. All in attendance will be required to sign a non-disclosure upon entry into the warehouse.

You can get your ticket here.


Mtec Installations | Jenny Holzer @ Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Perhaps one of the most challenging installations of 2017 is now complete. After 3 months of 13 hour days, our team of 8 specialist technicians returned from Abu Dhabi having installed Jenny Holzer’s monumental commission ‘For Louvre Abu Dhabi’.

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Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery

The new paintings by Anish Kapoor showing at Lisson Gallery use silicone and resin to create thick surface layers in a kind of hybrid between painting and sculpture. Installed by Mtec.

Anish Kapoor, Lisson Gallery, 25 March – 9 May 2015


Antony Gormley, Second Body, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pantin


After completing a 3 week installation of Antony Gormley’s latest exhibition in Paris, the team are proud, relieved and very dirty…

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Royal Academy of Arts Courtyard Sculpture by Frank Stella

A new large-scale sculpture by Frank Stella Hon RA is on display in the Annenberg Courtyard. Installed by Mtec

Frank Stella Hon RA. Royal Academy of Arts 18 February — 12 May 2015


Cerith Wyn Evans installation for London Zoo ZSL Regents Canal Tow Path

It’s not totally uncommon to be working alongside grade-listed buildings. Part of our job at Mtec is to ensure no damage is done to historic buildings, artworks or people and sometimes birds.
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Anish Kapoor’s first exhibition in Turkey opened in Istanbul’s Sabanci Museum

Anish Kapoor showcased sculptures made of stone, marble and alabaster. Some of the monumental works weigh up to 12 tonnes and renovations had to be made to the museum to accommodate them.


Georg Baselitz’s biggest bronze work made to date at the V&A.

At times a simple looking installation can be the most challenging. Georg Baselitz’s three-figure bronze sculpture stands over 3.5 metres tall and is a considerable weight requiring specialist lifting equipment that only Mtec have. After carefully assessing all access points, we decided that an overnight install through the museum would have the least impact on both the public and the surrounding area.

Obviously our planning and measurements had to be spot on, but the project management team did a fabulous job and we made it through the museum and entrance to the gardens… sometimes with millimetres to spare.

The following morning, the final touches were completed while the gardens were open, and the audience of school children and museum goers simply added to the triumphant atmosphere. ©

Untitled (2013) by Georg Baselitz will be on display in the V&A John Madejski Garden for free, 15 June – 8 September 2013.