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    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 03-01-2010 11:25 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Shipping,
    3. Tools/Equipment
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    Submitted by Matthew A. Mickletz

    The Sprinter (Dodge, Mercedes, Freightliner) has become a vehicle that many museums and professional art handling companies rely upon and sing the praises of. While itís not the only vehicle in its class, it tends to stand out from the pack.

    I was recently tasked with researching and proposing a new vehicle to replace our current Art Handling truck. This article is not intended as a pro-mo for the Sprinter and I am in no way affiliated with any dealer or motor vehicle company. The following is a snippet of my research, with supplemental information and photos, to help explain the reasons as to why this vehicle is so popular
    and, in my case, fits the bill for my institutionís transportation needs. Ė M. Mickletz 11/09