• Tips and Solutions

    Published on 03-08-2010 10:23 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Crating,
    3. Tools/Equipment
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    A natural companion to the article on the custom tool designed and in use at the National Gallery in London, this posting is brought to PACIN courtesy of Jeff Coburn from Artex – Fine Arts Services
    Originally posted 2/22/09

    We were aware that a specialized piece of equipment was needed for moving crates during production and for packing. I ...
    Published on 03-03-2010 09:54 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Packing,
    3. Art/Object Handling,
    4. Conservation
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    Anyone who has worked as a commercial art handler in a major market has been trained in how to “fold” large paintings. The process is not as horrible as it may sound to those unfamiliar with the process.

    Most often the process involves a relatively “young” painting whose sheer size makes some kind of alteration of its’ normal stretched structure necessary in order to be able to remove it from the studio, gallery, or museum.

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    Published on 03-01-2010 11:25 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Shipping,
    3. Tools/Equipment
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    Submitted by Matthew A. Mickletz




    The Sprinter (Dodge, Mercedes, Freightliner) has become a vehicle that many museums and professional art handling companies rely upon and sing the praises of. While it’s not the only vehicle in its class, it tends to stand out from the pack.

    I was recently tasked with researching and proposing a new vehicle to replace our current Art Handling truck. This article is not intended as a pro-mo for the Sprinter and I am in no way affiliated with any dealer or motor vehicle company. The following is a snippet of my research, with supplemental information and photos, to help explain the reasons as to why this vehicle is so popular
    and, in my case, fits the bill for my institution’s transportation needs. – M. Mickletz 11/09
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    Published on 02-26-2010 09:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Crating,
    3. Technology,
    4. Project Management
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Submitted by Chris Barber
    

Originally posted 11/17/09

    This information comes our way from Chris Barber at Fine Art Shipping.
 Read it to find out more about dealing in a very systematic way with an age-old issue. This article offers step by step instruction in how to use basic information technology to create a tool to increase your efficiency and effectiveness in managing projects.
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