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THE CANADIAN HOSPITAL MURAL – FINAL CHECKS GO WELL

Before any mural goes to print everyone has a chance for that final once-over. We met up with Josie Aston (arts coordinator) on a beautiful autumn day in October at Bromley Musuem in Kent. While we were setting up the computer to display large images on a viewing screen a large amount of tea was set to brew. We’d printed out scale versions of the mural and the donor board. We always want to make sure that everyone is happy – it’s their history after all. Everyone sat down with their cups of tea to view the slideshow and hear our talk about why the mural was first commissioned, the ideas behind the design and all information that is included. The captive audience were given the chance to air their views and also make any final amendments. Everything went very well – we took note of the few slight amendments to complete when back at work.

After the meeting we headed across to the Orpington Hospital to take another look at where the mural is to be situated, check the wall has been repainted the correct colour and double check measurements – we never take anything for granted. We have since been in constant contact with the printers, Leach Colour of Huddersfield to make sure they keep up to their usual high standards. We are all such perfectionists – Leach Colour searched out the correct varnish to make the frame just the right colour!

The Canadian Hospital Mural is due to be unveiled at a grand get together at Orpington Hospital in time for Poppy Day. We’ll let you know how it all goes.

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