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Tuesday, May 14 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Packing and Crating: Basics for Traveling with Your Art TICKETED

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This workshop will provide an overview of the basic standards, vocabulary, methods, and materials used in the crating and packing of objects for transit. Attendees will be provided with a thorough overview of the most commonly used packing and crating solutions for art objects, artifacts, and other special objects. A focus on using a common vocabulary as well as establishing industry-accepted materials and methods will be emphasized.

Common problems and concerns that arise in transit will be addressed, along with demonstrations of how to safely and responsibly correct common problems that can occur to crates in transit. The workshop will also include a hands-on component during which attendees will be invited to “pack” objects in provided crates. Attendees will be encouraged to apply some of the lessons learned in the workshop to find solutions for “problem” crates that will be also be provided.

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Brenna Campbell

Preservation Librarian, Princeton University Library
Brenna Campbell is Preservation Librarian at Princeton University Library. She has an MS in Information Studies and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Library and Archives Conservation from The University of Texas at Austin. She completed an internships and fellowships at Harvard... Read More →
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Meg Colbert

Director of Production, Boxart Inc
I have worked at Boxart Inc., a fine art packing and crating company, since 1997.In that time I have packed art in museums, galleries, artist’s studios, auctionhouses, and in private collections. I am currently the Director of Production atBoxart, where I both help to design and... Read More →
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Sara C. Smith

Director of Collections, The Leiden Collection
Sara C. Smith is the Director of Collections at The Leiden Collection and has extensive experience traveling with crates as a courier (most recently to China and Russia). After working as a Registrar in commercial galleries in New York City for many years, Sara C. Smith came to The... Read More →
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Sofia Torres

Art Ship
I am an experienced art handler and have packed artwork for a wide range of clients on both coasts. With a background in bicycle mechanics and sculpture, I particularly enjoy packing 3D objects and designing packing solutions for museum-level multi-venue shipments. I spent five years... Read More →

Tuesday May 14, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Schaghticoke Room Sky Convention Center, Mohegan Sun