Ryman Hanger

Excellent for mounting artworks flat to a wall or from our hanging tracks.

The Ryman Hanger is our most popular solution for hanging artworks and is used by an international body of galleries, large and small that includes The Tate, Getty and MoMA.

Designed to attach artworks tight to the wall with no visible fixings, it is easy to install, allows for adjustment, and has a choice of three levels of security. This fixing also carries the official stamp of approval by the UK Government’s Museum & Galleries commission.

There are three sizes available that will handle artworks from the smallest etchings and watercolours right up to large flat backed works weighing in excess of 285 lbs.

In addition to fixing works discreetly to the wall the Ryman can used with any of Absolute’s track systems or when used in conjunction with our storage hooks the artworks can be hung on a wide range of screens and storage facilities.


        

DIMENSIONS and FINISH

The Ryman hanger is produced in stainless steel so will be safe on your artwork and provide for many years of service. The spring keeper has a dulled ‘bronze’ finish that ensures it sits unobtrusively in the shadows behind the picture.

Small Ryman Set

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Large Ryman Set

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Extended Ryman Set

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The Ryman Hanger can be used without Spring Keepers and provides a straightforward and discreet installation for the majority of settings. However where slightly more security is required, the Spring Keeper will ensure the artwork cannot be taken down unless the keeper is removed. The Hanger has been designed so that the uninitiated cannot understand how to remove the keeper and any attempt to do so will be sure to draw attention to their efforts. We have found that this level of security is suitable for the vast majority of installations. The Spring Keeper can be added as an upgrade at any stage.

Small SS Bridges - Pair

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Large SS Bridges - Pair

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On the occasion that the highest level of security is required, the Security spring keeper can be inserted and cannot be removed without the use of one of our numbered Security tools. The Security spring keeper can be added as an upgrade at any stage.

Small Security Spring Keepers - Pair

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Large Security Spring Keepers - Pair

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ACCESSORIES FOR THE RYMAN HANGER

Ryman Tweezers

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Ryman Security Key

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If you wish to put the artworks into storage then you will require some of our Storage Hooks to connect to the Ryman Hangers. Link to Storage Hooks.

USEFUL TIPS AND GUIDELINES

All that you require to use the Ryman Hanger are screws to suit your particular artwork. We recommend panhead screws as these provide a clean smooth finish, but if these are not available then countersunk screws will work.

For Small Ryman Hangers you will require 3.5mm diameter screws at a length to suit your artwork.

For Large and Extended Ryman Hangers you will require 4mm diameter screws at a length to suit your artwork.

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Screw the two Ryman plates (the steel bridge) in a vertical position to the rear of your artwork approximately a quarter of the way down the side frames. Place the screws in the centre of each slot (as this allows for adjustment later) and measure the distance from centre to centre of the two Ryman plates.
  2. Fix two screws into the wall at the desired height and the same distance apart as the plates on the artwork. There should be just under 3/16th clearance under the head of the screw.
  3. Now hang the artwork so that the Ryman plates fit over the screw heads in the wall. Stand back and see if the artwork is hanging level. If required, remove it, loosen the Ryman Plate screws and adjust up or down to achieve the desired position before re-tightening.


If desired, you can add the Spring Keeper (or Security keeper) into the space between the artwork and the Ryman Plate, always with the spring facing towards the wall.