verb(past and past participle rehung /-ˈhəNG/) [with object]
Hang (something) again or differently.
- Watching the paintings being rehung yesterday he said: ‘It is wonderful, it is quite, quite wonderful to see them back here at Tate Britain.’
- Anyway, all went well until the gate was rehung only to find that it's twin, which should have joined neatly in the middle, had been hung out of alignment years before and now they just weren't closing together.
- Bush and Berry, an expert company from Bristol, was brought in to rehang the paintings once restoration was complete.
An act of rehanging works of art in a gallery.
- Their arrival coincides, moreover, with the gallery's announcement that it has purchased 30 Guerrilla Girls works and plans to include them in the rehang of its collection next May.
- Over 40% of the works in the rehang will not have been shown at the gallery.
- If a museum is as empty as it was when I trotted around it last week to examine the latest rehang of the collection, then something is going badly wrong.
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