Te Papa art curator shows how to use museum quake wax

Te Papa art curator shows how to use museum quake wax


We use only the best product, and this is actually known as Museum Wax and I’ll take great pleasure in demonstrating how to fix a precious taonga to a table using this wax, and securing it, I hope for all time against disaster. I must take all precautions with this object therefore I’m kneading quite a number of balls. It is important to fix the balls on the base of the object. So here goes… Of course, we need to get under the table really but this is a simulacrum of what it may be and look how marvellously the object adheres to the table! The museum wax is perfection.

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