Temporary wall components include:

  • steel brick (as ballast to ensure stability)
  • ultralight MDF (medium-density fiberboard), a composite of compressed resin, wood dust, and wood pulp
  • waterborne (versus solvent-borne) acrylic paint
  • steel staples and nails
  • water-based glues

Temporary walls are often built in an exhibition gallery to increase the space available for hanging objects for display and to direct and enhance visitors’ spatial experience of the exhibition. Usually constructed off-site and then transported to the museum, the walls are made out a variety of materials, each with its own environmental footprint. To a degree, the materials can be modified depending on factors such as cost and schedule.

Moving walls into the museum for installation.