Mequitta Ahuja conservation for the Saatchi Gallery

John Jones experienced paper conservators had the pleasure to preserve Mequitta Ahuja’s mixed media works on paper, Autocartography 1, 2012 and Meecco Mocoo, 2011, for the Saatchi Gallery, in order to prevent long term degradation to the delicate works.

Our conservators chose to slot mount Ahuja’s work onto paper-faced Dibond covered in textile, to provide the rigidity needed to support the work to prevent rips and tears. The work was mounted using Japanese paper hinges which were fed through the slots and adhered to the back of the work using Lascaux adhesive. The hinges are secured to the back of the Dibond support using 3M aluminium tapes. By using this method of slot mounting the work can be released easily if desired by cutting the tapes on the back of the work allowing the hinges to remain in place and to be reused.

After undergoing preservation work our Design Consultants created minimal welded aluminium frames which were etched and sprayed to a matt white finish to present Ahuja’s work to the highest possible standards.

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To find out more about Mequitta Ahuja’s practice please visit her website

John Jones have frequently worked with the Saatchi Gallery to help present works for exhibitions and conserve their collection. View our case study for the services we provided for Saatchi Gallery exhibition Pangaea; New Art from Africa and Latin America here

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