We are very proud that to date many of our globes have been purchased by Museums; Libraries and Institutions for use as exhibits.
Our Collection We Love Globes
Most of the globes in our private collection are made in the 20th Century, they show great diversity and ingenuity as the majority are made in a mass produced way, needing to be economically made so that it can compete with fierce competition.
We are delighted to hear that our globes too are of ‘collectable’ status. Not only have we sold to collectors but some of our trade stockists have informed us that some of their customers eagerly await for the next G&T globe to materialise.
Working with Artists
Greaves & Thomas have now collaborated with numerous artists in order that their idea can take a spherical form. Recently, world renowned conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth worked with the Casa Colon Museum in Gran Canaria, Canary Isles. The end result entailed Greaves & Thomas supplying a very large black and white version of their Behaim globe.
Greaves & Thomas also made the base and plinth for the globe, so possibly the term ‘Conceptual’ artist has been used here to the very last detail. Recently Greaves & Thomas have assisted Yinka Shonibare produced a series of globes, here elaborate internal weights were used to enable the globes to support the figures so they balanced at their intended position.
Museum, Libraries, Institutions, Film & TV
Our Globes have been supplied to institutions around the world. They have also appeared in Hollywood block busters and Television shows.