As an art gallery in the heart of Los Angeles, we are mindful that we are in earthquake country. This comes with the added responsibility to protect the art in our care in the event of seismic activity. Here is a great, short video on the intricacies and innovations of keeping art safe in an earthquake. Far from a simple practice of bolting everything down, it requires layers of independent plates to disperse the amount of force moving towards the art piece. This video gives an inside look at the precautions and the devices that have been created to keep art safe when the earth’s plates start shifting. Check it out and leave your thoughts in the comments below.
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