Q-Cord Retractable Museum Stanchions
* Suitable for flat-backed and rebated frames
* Hang large artworks up to 440 lbs.
* "Invisible" - cannot be seen when mounted
* Carries an official stamp of approval from the Museum & Galleries Commission
Strong, Simple and Secure
The Link Hanger is a very popular solution for hanging larger works of art up to 200 kg in weight and has been designed to accommodate both rebated and flat backed frames. The ‘link’ provides an immensely strong support between wall and frame and automatically bridges the gap that is so often found on older, heavy artworks with large frames. Sold by the pair.
The Link Hanger has a ‘bronzed’ finish that blends quietly with the shadows behind the artwork, and incorporates measures to improve security, allow for adjustment during installation or connect with storage options when not on display.
This fixing also carries the official stamp of approval by the UK Government’s Museum & Galleries Commission.
The Link Hanger is formed from steel with an electroplated ‘bronze’ finish. Each set comprises two link hangers. They are 85mm high x 25mm wide.
All that you require to install the Link Hanger is screws to suit your particular artwork. We recommend using a 4mm diameter panhead screw, as these provide a clean smooth finish. If these are not available, then countersunk screws will also work.
When installing rebated frames, we suggest placing the Link Hanger well in from the edge so that it is ‘lost’ in the shadow behind the artwork.
A Link Hanger set includes four plates and two links and will hang one artwork.
1. Screw one of the Link plates (the bit with the bulge in the middle) in a vertical position on the rear of the artwork about a quarter of the way down the side frame from the top. The plates should be well in from the edge with the screw in the center of each slot. This will allow for adjustment later if needed. Repeat this process for the other side and measure the distance from center to center of the two Link plates.
2. Fix the two remaining Link plates to the wall surface in a vertical position at the same distance apart as those on the artwork. It’s worth noting that the plates on the wall will need to be higher than the plates on the artwork. The difference between the two will depend on the depth of the rebate. Check this before measuring for height.
3. Get someone to hold the artwork in place with the plates on the picture level with those on the wall. Whilst in this position connect the two plates with one of the links (the flat bits with a ‘T’ at either end) holding them on their edge while inserting and then rotating through ninety degrees when in place. Repeat this for the other plates and then slowly lower the artwork until the fixings take the weight. Assess whether the artwork is hanging level and if necessary remove and loosen the screws fixing the Link plates to the artwork and adjust up or down to achieve the desired position before retightening and re-hanging.
What’s not included: screws - the screw length needs to suit your artwork