TIS will be providing security for the Bejewelled Treasures Exhibition, which is visiting London’s Victoria and Albert Museum from November 21 to March 28 2016.
The project includes the installation of a dedicated security system comprising of Canon high definition, IP, low light cameras and a Wavestore Granite digital recording system with built in video analytics. The system will also be extended to cover the rest of the museum.
The project is the latest addition to our portfolio which covers clients across a broad range of market sectors – from the private sector, social care and universities, through to the Royal Navy and Air Force.
The Bejwelled Treasures exhibition features a variety of spectacular objects, drawn from the single private collection of Sheikh Al Thani and will explore the broad themes of tradition and modernity in Indian jewellery.
The exhibition will examine the influence that India had on avant-garde European jewellery made by Cartier and other leading houses and will feature contemporary pieces made by JAR and Bhagat, which are inspired by a creative fusion of Mughal motifs and Art Deco Indian designs.
Highlights of the exhibition will also include Mughal jades, a rare jewelled gold finial from the throne of Tipu Sultan, and pieces that reveal the dramatic changes that took place in Indian jewellery design during the early 20th century.
Commenting on the commission from the Victoria & Albert Museum, John Whitehouse, business development executive here at TIS, said:
– To be entrusted to protect this priceless exhibition in one of the world’s most famous, historic buildings is a tremendous coup and our thanks go out to the V & A for the confidence shown in awarding the contract to us.
– We have worked across a broad range of industries in our 65 year history, including maintaining systems just down the road at The Royal Albert Hall, but this is a particular jewel in our crown.”