• Art/Object Handling

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    Hanging brackets secured to wall, Courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


    Hanging brackets and suplemental supports (detail), Courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


    Connecting object to lifting beam with bailing wire, Courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art


    Lifting beam secured to basket of vertical lifts, Courtesy Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art ...
    Published on 03-09-2011 09:50 PM
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    The Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth
    Kellen Haak, Collections Manager and Head Registrar
    (Currently Kellen is no longer with the Hood.)

    In 2005 the Hood was the first U.S. museum to acquire a work by El Anatsui:
    Hovor, 2003, aluminum bottle tops and copper wire, approximately 240 x 216 inches. At the time of the purchase, Hovor was traveling in the exhibition GAWU. Kellen didn’t actually see the work in person until January 2007, when GAWU arrived at the Hood. At that point it had already been to five exhibition venues in the United Kingdom and one in the U.S. (Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art). On arriving at the Hood, it had therefore gone through at least six cycles of installation and deinstallation.

    Kellen: Over all, my experience with GAWU at the Hood was delightful. I think there were five or six "cloths" in the show. One of the cloths for the Hood's show was a new work, an add-on
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    Published on 03-09-2011 06:49 PM
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    By Perry Hurt, Associate Paintings Conservator
    North Carolina Museum of Art (NCMA)

    With contributions by:

    Kurt Christian, Head Preparator, Saint Louis Art Museum
    Kevin Etherton, Installation Coordinator, National Museum of African Art,
    Smithsonian Institution
    Christine Giuntini, Conservator, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas,
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    Kellen Haak, formerly Collections Manager and Head Registrar, Hood Museum of
    Art at Dartmouth
    Kinsey Katchka, Associate Curator of Modern and African Art, NCMA
    Mark Milani, Chief Preparator, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
    Rachel Raynor, Collections Manager, Fowler Museum at UCLA
    Kendra Roth, Conservator of Modern and Contemporary Sculpture, Metropolitan
    Museum of Art





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    Published on 12-09-2010 07:03 PM
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    PACIN presents this article in support of the Mountmakers Forum. In doing so we seek to promote the appreciation of this important discipline within the field of preventive conservation. Mountmaking plays an important role in the safe handling, display, transport and storage of the artifacts that we care for. Please plan on attending the next Mountmakers Forum slated for 2012 (details will be provided as they become available) and in the mean time please take part in the discussions found here in the Mountmaking section of the PACIN Forum as well as in the Mountmakers Forum web-group. A link to view streaming footage of the Forum can be found at the end of the article.



    Second International Mountmaking Forum
    Hosted by the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
    May 5-6, 2010
    Reported by BJ Farrar
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    Published on 08-09-2010 05:21 PM
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    This Article is the first of two that feature the North Carolina Museum of Art. This article generously appears here courtesy ...
    Published on 07-15-2010 05:41 AM
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    Back to Basics and Beyond: Art Handling Workshop


    NEMA Registrars PAG in partnership with PACIN 22 June 2010


    Documentation Segment Presented by Darlene Bialowski


    Suggested Resources Handout

    Publications:

    The Care of Antiques and Historical Collections by Guldbeck and Macleish
    Pollutants in the Museum Environment by Pamela B. Hatchfield
    Following through AAM ...
    Published on 07-11-2010 02:21 PM
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    By Bruce Bundock
    With images by Mark Wamaling and Jack Carr



    The “Back To Basics and Beyond”: Art Handling Workshop, held on June 22 at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford Connecticut was sponsored by NEMA - the New England Museum Association and organized by the Registrars Professional Affinity Group, in partnership with PACIN.

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