• Conservation

    Published on 03-09-2010 09:13 AM
    1. Categories:
    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.
    Published on 03-08-2010 02:00 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Art/Object Handling,
    3. Materials,
    4. Installation,
    5. Conservation

    By T. Ashley McGrew
    Friday, March 28, 2008, Auditorium, The Getty Villa

    This is a report to members of PACIN who were unable to attend this event. Below is a list of the papers presented at the event followed by my typically windy account of what transpired (impatient folk please just skip to the end for the brass tacks).

    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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