• Paul Brewin

    Published on 04-14-2010 10:12 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Packing,
    3. Crating,
    4. Art/Object Handling,
    5. Tools/Equipment,
    6. Rigging
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    The first PACIN Preparators Conference held on August 14th and 15th at The Clark Institute of Art has been agreed by all attending to be a huge success. For all the delegates, presenters and sponsors attending the conference proved to be an excellent opportunity to gain knowledge and meet new colleagues. The presentations and workshops perpetuated further conversations which continued at the Q & As, Roundtable Forum, coffee breaks, lunches and all evening events, planed or free formed.

    Published on 04-14-2010 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Crating,
    3. Art/Object Handling,
    4. Tools/Equipment
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    Compiled by Ashley McGrew
    Originally posted 8/30/08
    Updated 11/27/08, 4/25/09 and 6/14/09

    Just as the design of crate interiors and interior containers can determine how the objects they contain are initially handled, there is a relationship between crate design and the tools and methods that will be used to move them.


    Stability and Efficiency
    Materials moved on pallets usually create a rough cube that will fit two-wide on most trucks and in containers. They effectively use the space and are not prone to tipping. When configuring crates that have multiple objects one recommended approach is to design them to have a broad footprint and a low center of gravity to enhance stability. This type of crate is a natural to be moved by pallet truck.

    by Published on 04-13-2010 06:00 AM
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    4-wheel dollies are standard issue equipment for moving crates, as well as just about anything else (display cases, materials, office furniture). Moving crates with good quality dollies and with safe and efficient methods is part of a foundation of good art handling practices. This article describes varieties of dolly types and construction
    features, and illustrates techniques of dolly placement under crates and crate moving fundamentals.
    Published on 04-12-2010 06:00 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Tools/Equipment,
    3. Installation
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    Compiled by Ashley McGrew
    Originally published 6/14/09

    These powerful commercial suction cups (Woods Powr-Grip model N5450) are an industry standard for lifting and positioning glass and plex vitrines. The image of the two pairs shown was sent in by LA Packing and Crating. They are shown as they should be - still in the cases they were purchased in. There is a kind of fanaticism on this point that in my view is well placed. It is not an uncommon policy to limit the contact of the suction cups surface to only whatever clean, flat surface they are being adhered to and then the original closed

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    Updated 6/17/10 PAB: MMSS 02-08-10 v0

    Alternate names
    Painters plastic

    Characteristics ...
    Published on 03-11-2010 02:33 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Conservation,
    3. Registration
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    In another first for our group, PACIN took our booth down the road to Los Angeles where AIC (The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works) held its 37th Annual Meeting on May 1922.

    Our presence there was made possible to a large degree due to the generosity of AIC and specifically of Amanda Knowles Meetings Coordinator AIC, and Ruth Seyler - Membership and Meetings Director - AIC.
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