Adam Savage Tours Smithsonian Exhibits’ Fabrication Shop!

At Smithsonian Exhibits, Adam meets with head of production Chris Emo, touring his shop and learning how he and his team fabricate cases and other items to display artifacts safely at Smithsonian museums! (Adam ALSO gets a look at their dust retrieval system, which looks like it’s right out of the film Brazil.)

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4 thoughts on “Adam Savage Tours Smithsonian Exhibits’ Fabrication Shop!

  1. Thanks for this, Adam! I’m sure most people don’t even think about the efforts that go into making displays and such – and that they’re all custom. The ‘behind the scenes’ look is great – these feel like the ‘extras’ on a DVD about the Smithsonian that I never watched.

  2. Would be fantastic to get more information on the machined acrylic extrusion setup to make display cases. Can’t find anything further online at present.

  3. Chris did not expect you to be so interested in the machine that puts grooves in the acrylic cases… and I’m super glad you were. Fascinating stuff.

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