At the San Diego Museum of Art, near the epicenter of Sunday's 5 th.
3 earthquake, no damage to any artwork in the permanent collection or storage area.
When museum officials reported their work on Monday morning, the only thing they noticed was that some glass bricks fell off the roof of the museum's original 1926-building, where the old owner kept it.
Museum spokesman Barbara Fleming noted: "We have had some major earthquakes in the past two or three years --
Make proofing as much as we can, especially in storage.
We have the stand pad for the storage shelf.
Especially in the field of decorative arts, we helped to ensure the placement of items.
We have added padding material to prevent shaking, banging or shaking on the shelf.
"At the Palm Springs Desert Museum, five kilometers from the epicenter of the earthquake last Tuesday.
Within the range of the Richter scale, some ceiling tiles collapsed, taking a look from the edges of some paintings and scraping some frames.
On the facade, some rocks rolled down.
"It's a very small injury," said Assistant Director Tom Matthews . ".
"We are very lucky.
I can honestly say that our objects are not damaged.
"Ironically," added Matthew, some new space --
When the earthquake occurred, the saver storage unit for "riding on the rails" and "one of the safest storage mechanisms for artwork" was just completed.
We also have a fairly modern building. -two-
Pouring concrete, steel bars.
We have a good voice. . .
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Local museum officials say they are well prepared for a relatively strong earthquake.
The Getty Museum in Malibu takes the lead in the earthquake
Proofreading Research, an official even said it's U-shaped, two-
1-storey reinforced concrete building
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No harm was done.
The California photography museum at the University of California Riverside is located about 50 miles northwest of the epicenter of the Palm Springs earthquake, without any damage.
The La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, which is located about 30 miles southeast of the approximate epicenter of Sunday's seaside earthquake, has not been damaged.
Charles Demale, director of the Riverside Museum, believes that the "extra lips" on the museum shelf are five
The inch border "with an extra layer of protection" helps prevent items from slipping off the shelf.
Three years ago, the National Arts Endowment Fund provided the museum with a matching grant of $16,790 for various conservation efforts, including shelf improvements, Desmarais said.
He added that the bookshelves of the museum were also "secured to the wall with big bolts.
"At the same time, the Museum of Photography plans to move to 1929. and-
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Desmarais pointed out that in terms of better shockproof, including the new diaphragm of pure walls and roofs, considerable attention and money are being spent.
At the Huntington Art Gallery in Marino Lino, spokeswoman Catherine Wilson said it began on 1971.
"When things change on their bases," museum officials have become "very earthquake-conscious ".
She added that the Huntington was getting help from Getty earthquake experts as the Mariano Museum rebuilt the British and American art galleries damaged by the last October fire.
One of the experts was Bruce Metro, head of Getty prep, who was involved in everything from exhibition installation to gallery lighting.
He said one of the jobs that the Huntington Hotel is doing is replacing the glass shelf with organic glass.
"The organic glass is stronger and will not be broken by impact," he said . ".
He added that plexiglass is also easier to handle in terms of installation and drilling.
Overall, there are two key ways to ensure and maintain painting and sculpture, Metro said.
Works can be "anchored" on buildings or "isolated" so that if an earthquake occurs, the object does not touch anything that could damage it.
"Many of the things that are done to prevent earthquakes also have safety benefits," he added . ".
Metro said that Getty put the "rubber bumper" on the back of the painting so that if there is an earthquake ,(
Works of Art)are jolted, (they)
Not hitting the wall.
There is a small mat behind (them).
He also pointed out that paintings were hung on the ceiling wires, which he said were safer than those that were nailed to the wall with hooks.
"We have aircraft cables or chains for repainting.
All our paintings are hung on the ceiling. . . .
The system was developed for the museum.
In many painting galleries, the walls are of Dansk --
We don't want to make any holes in the fabric.
"As for isolating an object, Metro mentioned a small Champagne Cup, a Greek ancient thing in Getty.
He said: "This shape is a bit drunk relatively, and it may fall over itself.
So, we put it on a thick flat plexiglass covered with fabric that looks like it's in a nice little box. . . .
He continued: "On a more complex scale, we have designed the entire system to isolate a completeSculpture of sizeWe have full-
The marble statues of the size are very old, with many ancient cracks, and if they are firmly fixed on the building, it is very likely that the ankles will break and fall in the event of an earthquake.
"Hidden in the base is an isolation system consisting of a concave bowl fixed on the floor or base. A spring-
Force the loaded pin into the bowl.
The end of the pin is the steel roller, and the whole base is also on the steel roller, just like the steel ball in captivity.
Six or eight of these things are used to distribute weight.
"When the earthquake comes and the floor moves, the base on the roller moves, the spring-
The loaded pin is pushed into the concave bowl.
When the pin moves along the side, the pressure increases the equal amount with the compression of the spring.
He said it was obviously an earthquake. safe.
He noted that in 1983, Getty commissioned a study by Lindvall, Richter and Associates in Pasadena (
The late Charles Richter launched an earthquake.
"They conducted a comprehensive study of the building, including inspection of the structure, including a complete geological site assessment of drilling 200 feet of the core into the ground. . . .
According to Metro, Richter's colleagues found that even at 6.
Measurement, "our building will survive without any damage.
At the County Museum of Art, spokeswoman Pam Jenkinson
Each individual building has its own "floating base or padding", Levitt says, so that in the event of an earthquake, the building will "move on its own, not hit the next building ".
She said that the paintings were firmly fixed on the wall, and the stored works were also firmly fixed on the wall.
"They never just sit on a shelf," she said . "
"Hang Down the Wire (
From the ceiling)? " she asked.
"It's a little ugly.