• Crating

    by Published on 05-30-2010 01:13 PM
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    2. Packing,
    3. Crating,
    4. Art/Object Handling,
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    Hybrid "Soft Pack" style crate



    One of the most satisfying aspects of what we do is putting together solutions that address the unique circumstances encountered in any given exhibitions move or collections relocation. This particular situation is one of those instances of where with methods and materials thoughtfully employed - less can end up being more.
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    Published on 05-01-2010 09:39 AM
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    2. Crating,
    3. Fasteners/Hardware
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    By Rick Yamada, Operations Manager Surroundart DC.

    Intro

    I am very pleased to introduce an article by someone who has been major figure in the packing and crating field for many years. I'm not going to attempt to spell out the full extent of his experience, but suffice it to say that on the East coast if you didn't train with Rick Yamada then chances are that you trained under someone who did. In my case I did both!

    When I first approached Rick about writing something for the website I had no idea what he might want to write about.
    When he told me his topic I couldn't have been more impressed. Like any master of a discipline the choice to focus on the fundamentals, the nuts and bolts as it were, demonstrates an important aspect of true professionalism.

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    Published on 04-14-2010 10:12 PM
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    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.

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    Published on 04-14-2010 06:00 AM
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    2. Crating,
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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.


    ABOUT PALLET TRUCKS AND CRATE DESIGN


    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.

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    Published on 03-09-2010 11:11 PM
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    2. Crating,
    3. Tools/Equipment,
    4. Casework/Fabrication
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    Submitted by Mark Wamaling
    Originally published 6/21/09







    Most of us have experienced trying to fit an oversized painting or crate through doorways of a building, truck or airplane. As much as we try to pre-plan for such a move we realize there is geometry involved that brings back memories of grade school math class and the Pythagorean Theorem. There is a way to determine what size painting or crate will fit into any doorway by utilizing this math principle as well as ...
    Published on 03-09-2010 09:13 AM
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    2. Packing,
    3. Crating,
    4. Art/Object Handling,
    5. Shipping,
    6. Materials,
    7. Technology,
    8. Conservation,
    9. Registration,
    10. Storage,
    11. Resources
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    by T. Ashley McGrew



    Michael Van Hook scanning barcodes on packed boxes

    Completed in June of 2004 and spanning a 5 year period, over 800,000 objects were documented, packed and relocated at the National Museum of American Indian. This collection is now one of the most thoroughly documented collections of its type and size due to the digital imaging component integrated into the move process. It is also one of the more accessible collections due to the addition of a barcoding system that was also integrated into the move project.
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