• Materials

    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 03-08-2010 12:41 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Materials,
    3. Installation,
    4. Security
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    By Steve Short, Portland Art Museum

    Evolution and production of exhibit object mounts arise out of a variety of reasons:

    • The need or desire to optimize "view"-ability within the context of the display.
    • To provide or maintain a degree of security for the object.
    • Geographical factors, the museum or gallery is in an area known to experience the occasional earthquake, tremor or seismic jolt.
    Published on 03-08-2010 12:16 PM
    1. Categories:
    2. Packing,
    3. Materials

    by Richard Hinson

    I can't say how many times I have received an object from another museum, gallery, or lender that was not properly packed. When museum objects or artifacts are sent out into the world, they need to be protected. Soft wrapping them is an economical, safe, and efficient way to get them where they need to go. Typically these objects will be wrapped in bubble wrap or packing blankets. Many times I have seen things wrapped with so much tape that it becomes difficult to
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