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Paul Brewin
06-15-2010, 09:40 AM
REMINDER: Still time to registrar and attend!

Upcoming classes of interest to be held at the Campbell Center for Historic
Preservation Studies
Mt. Carroll, Illinois

Packing and Shipping Workshop
July 7-10, 2010
Instructor: John Molini and Brent Powell

Participants will receive an overview of the principles involved in safe handling,
packing, and transport of works of art and artifacts. Problem scenarios will be
presented to participants for resolution in hands-on practicum sessions. Topics
covered include: risk assessment, decision-making, and related issues in artifact
transportation; crate design and construction; interior packing including methods and
materials for 2-D and 3-D objects; design techniques for specialized components such
as bracing, double boxing, packing frames and multiple object packaging; soft packing;
and material selection and use.

Participants are encouraged to bring slides of packing problems for discussion and

Rigging & Moving of Fine Art/Artifacts
July 12-16, 2010
Instructor: Dean Langworthy and Luke Boehnke

The focus of this course is to teach participants how to safely plan and execute moves
of heavy and/or fragile museum artifacts weighing up to 5000lbs. Techniques taught
will include equipment readily available to the heritage professional as well as
equipment used by professional riggers. This course includes a brief history of
rigging practices and technologies; how rigging crews and boxes are organized;
mitigating the negative effects of rigging on surrounding structures and substrates
using crates, pallets, and dunnage; using a forklift; common rigging problems and
solutions; and specifications of and ordering cranes. There will be demonstrations and
hands-on experience with rigging equipment.

For more information regarding registration and tuition fees contact the
Campbell Center directly at:

Campbell Center for Historic Preservation Studies
203 East Seminary
Mount Carroll, IL 61053

Phone (815) 244-1173
Fax (815) 244-1619


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