Since managers don't always appreciate this vital part of the installation process, and may even take umbrage at something they signed off thousands of pounds on being used to raise staff morale, the sixth sense of middle-management is key in knowing when it's safe to show off the new cabinet.
Smarter venue management know that this stage of a large cabinet can sometimes be a great opportunity for your social media and website.
Public engagement opportunities are plentiful with a large empty cabinet. Promote the future exhibit by asking people about what might be exhibited in it once it's all installed, ask about thoughts and suggestions about the future content. Ask them what they would put in it if they were creating their dream exhibition. Introduce some senior staff members and explain their roles, and encourage the public to vote on who has to help the install team clean all the glass.
A large empty cabinet isn't just a chance for tomfoolery, it's also a raft of fun, educational and engaging ways to communicate with your public.