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Ron Minnicks explains proper art handling techniques for museum installation professionals.

Ron Minnicks explains proper art handling techniques for museum installation professionals.

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    • ABOUTMore than two decades experience asa museum professional.Installed thousands of pieces of artincluding works by artists such asMonet, Matisse, Picasso, Dali, Bottero,Dufy and RenoirWorked with the collections of majormuseums including the Victoria &Albert Museum in London, The USState Department, The PhiladelphiaMuseum of Art and the Chatsworthcollection.
    • ARTHANDLING
    • “The maintenance of fine art works and Art Handlingartifacts, intake and preparation, packing and shipping, and exhibition installation and dismantling.”
    • TOOLS
    • CONDITION REPORT
    • UNCRATING
    • String Line 60” or 153 cm
    • ENVIRONMENT CLIMATE CONTROL
    • 72Degrees 53%Humidity +/- 3Degrees
    • LIGHTING AND LIGHTING TOOLS
    • SECURITY
    • Install monitoring systemsMake regular inspections.Take precautions toprevent accidental damage
    • RE-PACKING
    • GlassineAcid free paperRoll of plasticBubble wrapPacking Tape
    • REMEMBER
    • Reference or Re-Use Old Packing Materials
    • ARCHIVALSTORAGE
    • Climate ControlledArchival Quality Storage MaterialsVariety of SizesClear LabelingAccessibility
    • Protective sleeve to keep partial mounts stable
    • Acid Free Paper
    • Protective Gloves
    • Trusted Sources for Archival Materials • www.gaylord.com• www.universityproducts.com
    • CONCLUSION
    • Art Handling is aBig Responsibility Not a Burden
    • • Plan ahead• Have the correct tools & materials
    • • Focus on detail• Document everything
    • • Don’t rush• Safety first
    • • Measure• A LOT
    • When you don’t know the answer, ask!
    • Contact me: Ron Minnickswbpronmin@aol.com Art handling and installation questions,resources or consultation.