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University of Chicago, Joe and Rika Mansueto Library — Oriental Institute

Chicago, IL

Photography: Tom Rossiter

An art installation by Artist Ann Hamilton to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Oriental Institute required a team that understood the layout of the curved Mansueto Library ceiling.

The concept was to free the figures from their horizontal setting inside the museum's glass cases. Mesopotamian Temple figures from Tel Asmar (circa 2900-2500 BC), which have been on display at the Oriental Institute, now look down from the glass dome, backlit by the sun.

The integration of this installation required a plan for each individual panel on the shaped parallelogram, and working hand-in-hand with the artist; we coordinated imaging processing and installation.

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