In the comprehensive realm of museum and art services, packing and shipping are integral processes. And when executed seamlessly, the logistics of fine art handling are easy to overlook. It is equally as crucial to safely secure, transport and store a work of art as it is to treat it or display it properly. Here at The Conservation Center, we house over 12,000 works of art on site, providing a complete range of fine arts services. Our art handling team is the epicenter of our operation. Every project starts and ends here.
The 19th Century Japanese Buddhist Altar Shrine arrived to The Conservation Center in pieces – including broken and missing components affected by neglect, age, dust, and grime. After our registrarial team completed the intake documentation, the piece was treated by a conservator, who worked diligently to surface clean the piece and repair the artwork.
When conservation treatments are complete, The Center’s responsibility for safeguarding artwork is still not finished. Our team of art handlers is professionally trained to ensure every piece we treat is carefully handled and stored throughout every step of the process.
Given the shape, size and previous condition of the temple, our team knew custom packaging would be a key consideration in the storage and transit processes. This time-lapse video highlights that complex packing endeavor.